The transition from active duty to civilian life poses challenges for any veteran. Recognizing that having to become reaccustomed with day to day life, and to set aside the training and instinctual reactions taught by the military as being no easy feat, Marine Corps Captains, Mark Silvers and Sean Gobin turned to nature to help become reassimilated into life after service.
On March 17, 13 veterans made their way to the Appalachian Trail to begin a six month thru hike of the trail as part of the Warrior Hike's “Walk off the War” program. The Walk Off The War Program is designed to support wounded veterans transitioning from military service by hiking the Appalachian Trail. This weekend, the 13 hikers will be stopping in Franklin to meet with members of the American Legion Post 108.