Staying true to his annual tradition, country music star Granger Smith is planning to walk 100 miles to raise money for a cause that is very near and dear to his heart. The singer plans to continue a tradition he's adopted for the last 4 years that raises money and awareness for military veterans and their families, admitting, "I feel like I get to live out my dream and play music because of the freedom ensured by men and women that have sacrificed everything, that have volunteered for that job, for people like me."
Smith plans to walk 20 miles a day over a 5-day timespan to adequately reach the goal of 100 miles walked, featuring a fallen soldier each day of his trek from Austin, TX to Fort Hood, TX. The "Backroad Song" singer addressed to viewers in an uploaded video, pleading, "Our fallen soldiers, the ones that have sacrificed everything, and their families cannot be forgotten. Let's let their stories be heard."
Talking through The Boot Walk website dedicated to promoting the noble cause, Smith continues,
"There are heroes among us today. When a hero falls, their legacy must live on. Their story must be told and retold. Their sacrifices have sewn the fabric of our freedom, and I'm setting out across the desert for 100 miles in their boots to honor the life they lived. When we lose someone to war, our worst fear is that their story will be lost with them. With every step of this Boot Walk, I will make sure that doesn't happen."
Proceeds will go to the national 501c3 non-profit. If you would like to enter a friend or family member for a chance to be featured in Smith's video, you can do so at The Boot Walk Website website.
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