Rally4Vets Cross-Country Road Rally Concludes: 3,335.5 Miles from Los Angeles to Washington, DC in Support of Veteran Suicide Prevention
September 15, 2023 at 16:15
WASHINGTON DC – The streets of Washington, DC were a whole lot noisier and brighter as Rally4Vets, a passionate group advocating for veterans, marks the end of their adrenaline-pumped, 10-day road trip, beginning from the radiant coasts of Newport Beach, California. More than the revs, roars, and high fives, this journey has been dedicated to amplifying the American Legion's "Be The One" campaign, which combats veteran suicide.
As the team navigated state lines, their route was punctuated with meaningful stops at American Legion posts. From the golden sands of Newport Beach (Post 291) to the historic charm of Bowling Green, Kentucky (Post 23), the Rally4Vets voyage not only showcased scenic America but also a unity of purpose. Each stop celebrated, recognized, and supported the brave hearts who served the nation.
Robert Hess, the inspiring force behind Rally4Vets and a proud Life American Legion member, reflected on the road trip, “Traversing America's vast landscapes, connecting with the veteran community, and promoting the 'Be The One' campaign has been more than a journey – it's been a life-affirming experience. The spirit of unity, the stories of valor, and the heartbeats of communities have enriched this drive in ways words can't capture."
America's diverse landscapes and rich history played perfect hosts to this road rally. In Sedona, Arizona, the team was treated to nature's canvas with vibrant red rock formations. A rendezvous with history awaited them in Dodge City, Kansas, home to legendary Wild West tales. The Durango-Silverton railway in Durango, Colorado was a window to a bygone era, while Bonnie and Clyde's hideout in Joplin, Missouri added a hint of mystery to the trip. The awe-striking altitude of Pikes Peak and the curvy challenge of the Tail of the Dragon added thrill factors to the journey.
While the rally itself was an electrifying experience, there's more adrenaline in store. The gleaming 2007 C6 Corvette, which was part of this cross-country adventure, is slated to be a star attraction at the 3rd Annual Top Dog Championships. Scheduled for October 1, 2023, at the renowned Summit Point Motorsports Park in West Virginia, the event promises exhilarating track action for sponsors and attendees alike.
None of this would have been possible without robust support. Rally4Vets extends its sincere gratitude to sponsors who fueled this journey: Radial Tire Company; Just Driven LLC; RiactionUSA; Navy Federal Credit Union; Race-Keeper; and Apex Race Parts. Their contributions transformed this rally from a dream to a roaring reality.
In conclusion, Rally4Vets' adventure from LA to DC transcends miles covered. It's a statement about the power of community, the importance of looking out for veterans, and the sheer joy of a shared mission. As the engines cool down post this exhilarating journey, the determination to support and celebrate our veterans only heats up. Rally4Vets underscores the message: Every mile driven, every hand shaken, and every story shared fuels a nationwide commitment to our heroes.
The Rally4Vets program supports the Disabled Veteran Empowerment Network (DVEN - https://dven.org/ ) Rally4Vets creates motorsports events to increase awareness of veteran issues and generate funds to support important veteran programs.
Rally4Vets program information and sponsorship opportunities are available at www.rally4vets.com. Program events include trackcross - autocross on a racetrack, road rallies, and car meetups.
For more information about Rally4Vets, contact the company here:
840 Apollo Street
El Segundo, CA 90264