by Sunshine / November 9, 2009
I feel privileged to have just witnessed this man, Sinh Tho Nguyen, conclude his walk across America right here in OB on November 8th. He left the east coast’s Atlantic Shore on June 10th and literally walked across this fine country of ours.
As we freely approached him on the shores of the Pacific, he was shaking from the cold. Some kind OBcean took off their jacket and gifted it to him. His demeanor is kind. He appeared awed and exuded gratitude for all of America.
“Only because of American could I do this,” he said. Honor, commitment, endurance, dedication, humility; all qualities he wore generously on his sleeve.
And OB did not disappoint. Flags were flowing freely in the breeze, flowers adorned the Veteran’s Memorial, and Sinh Tho Nguyen’s journey concluded right here in the brightly shining setting sun.
Another wonderful moment shared with someone dedicated to their dreams!