At 7:30 in the morning of Jan. 5, Vic Wise began the day with an incredible physical challenge — not a grueling gym workout, but the fifth annual Freedom Ruck.
Wise, the son and brother of U.S. Army Rangers, set out to travel 106 miles on foot from the Virginia War Memorial in Richmond, Va., to Arlington National Cemetery in just 48 hours — carrying a heavy rucksack and an American Flag — as a patriotic initiative to raise funds and awareness for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
“The goal of Freedom Ruck is to simply say thank you. We try to lead by example and inspire folks to stand behind these heroes and their families,” Wise said in an interview with Fox News. “Our hope is to rally the public to take action. Our servicemen and women deserve to know how much we appreciate what they do.”