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Sixth PA Hero Walk to pass through Ligonier June 25

| Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

The sixth PA Hero Walk will pass through Ligonier on June 25. The 320-mile, 14-day walk began June 15 in Philadelphia. It will conclude on June 28 in Lower Burell.

Along the way, thousands will line their hometown streets to welcome the group as they march across Pennsylvania in support of veterans' programs.

Ligonier residents, local fire companies and military organizations will gather on Bell Street at 6 p.m. June 25 to participate in a Home Town Walk from East Main Street to the Ligonier Diamond, along West Main Street and end up at the Byers-Tosh Post 267 American Legion on Kelley Street.

“We encourage everyone to come and show support for these dedicated walkers and veterans' causes they support,” said Phil Fleming, representing the Ligonier Valley Hose Co. No. 1.

The Ligonier portion of the walk will conclude a 48-mile walk that begins in Grandview with a stop at the 911 Memorial in Shanksville before arriving in Ligonier where they will be provided a meal at the American Legion. While they are in Ligonier, various organizations and individuals will have the opportunity to make contributions to the group.

The walk will resume at 8 a.m. June 26 at the Ligonier American Legion for the 16-mile walk to Blairsville.

Individuals or groups are welcome to sponsor the walkers or join them on any portion of the walk. Full details are available online at or call Al Pulice at 412-862-1672.