November 11, 2020
Earlier today, troopers helped escort World War II veteran, Sidney Walton, through New Jersey during his Veterans Day Parade from Washington D.C. to New York.
Troopers met the 101-year-old veteran at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, PA and teamed up with members of the Pennsylvania State Police to get him safely into New Jersey. Troopers then escorted Sidney along the New Jersey Turnpike to the Holland Tunnel where members of the New York State Police and New York City Police Department guided Sidney into New York.
Despite the rain, several troopers also saluted Sidney as he made his way up the New Jersey Turnpike.
Sidney, a New York native now residing in San Diego and one of America’s last WWII veterans, is on a national “No Regrets Tour.”
Today’s trip is part of his greater mission to visit all 50 states and meet all 50 governors in order to educate the public on the sacrifices WWII veterans made for this great country.
Sidney regrets not being able to meet any veterans from the Civil War, so he decided to embark on this journey across the country to give everyone an opportunity to meet a WWII veteran before it’s too late. Sidney travels with his son in their specially painted patriotic vehicle.
If you want to learn more about Sidney and his journey, you can visit:www.SupportSidney.org