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NY Giant Great George Martin Continues His Journey For 911 1

Posted on September 13, 2009 by Todd Civin
George Martin at the beginning of his 3,000 trek across the country.

George Martin at the beginning of his 3,000 trek across the country.

The ancient Chinese philosopher, Confucius, is credited with the oft-uttered saying “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” If this is true than former New York Giant co-captain George Martin’s Journey for 911 must have commenced with three times as many single steps.

And on the way, my mathematical conclusion, is that Martin’s amazing 3003 mile trip from the George Washington Bridge in New York City to San Diego, CA consisted of approximately 15,855,840 single steps, none less important than the one before.

For each of Martin’s steps from September 16, 2007 to June 21, 2008 represented his attempt to raise awareness of the plight of the Heroes of Ground Zero and to raise funds to support their ongoing medical needs.

Martin is back in the news today and appeared with his band of walkers on this morning’s Sunday version of the Today Show in New York City, as he has turned his Journey for 911 Walk into an annual fund raising event.

It is clear that Martin doesn’t want the steps he’s taken to be his steps alone and has enlisted the support of all Americans from sea to shining sea as he continues to raise funds and awareness. Read the rest of this entry →

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