Lee Erwin reporting
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – It was a hot afternoon as the Labor Day holiday weekend began as a group of Fort Campbell Soldiers headed to the Music City with their Walk to Nashville Friday, August 30. Just over a dozen walkers started at the Texas Casual Gill on Trenton Road at 4:00 p.m. for the just over 50 mil, close to 18 hour walk to the Holiday Inn Express on Broadway in the Music City.
One of the Soldiers, Eric Wrisley, talked about why they organized the Walk to Nashville. “To support causes that we believe in. This one is for the Wounded Warrior Project, we hope to make it an annual thing and maybe the next time it will be cancer. As Soldiers we like to give back and we like to do it through physical means,” said Wrisley.
Each walker donated $20 to be a part of the event and Wrisley said they had received $100 from one person and another Soldier who was not making the walk was going around Fort Campbell collecting donations. At the time the walk began there was no total available on the money raised for the Wounded Warrior Project.
With it being a very hot day Wrisley said the walkers would be sure and stay hydrated and they had started late in the afternoon so that most of their journey would be during the cooler temperatures of night and early morning hours.