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Public invited to walk last four miles of "The Warrior's Walk"

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The public is invited to welcome the participants walking the last four miles of “The Warrior’s
Walk.”

The Mattress Firm in Columbus will serve as the meeting place for those who wish to make
signs to hold as the walkers end their 222-mile trek that began in Fort Stewart, Georgia on
Monday, February 17 and will end at Fort Benning on Tuesday, March 4. The sign-making will
be held Saturday, March 1 and Sunday March 2 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 6740 Veterans
Parkway.

“The Warrior’s Walk” was started as a fundraiser by Patrick Griffith, the brother-in-law of
wounded veteran Joshua Hargis. Hargis, who was wounded by an Improvised Explosive Device
(IED) in Afghanistan on October 6, 2013, made national headlines with his salute from the
hospital bed during his Purple Heart ceremony.

Volunteers are also invited to walk the last four miles into the National Infantry
Museum from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4. The starting point for the last four miles 
is the Econo Lodge at 4483 Victory Drive.

“It’s our hope that the community will come out and participate however they can – whether that
be making a sign in the store or joining us for the last four miles of the walk,” said South
Georgia Mattress Firm District Manager Brian Woodward. “We are proud to be part of such an
inspiring event for Josh.” To learn more about “The Warrior’s Walk” visit thewarriorswalk.com.

Teresa Whitaker

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