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With Independence Day tomorrow, it is always important that we remember how fortunate we are to live in the greatest nation on Earth, as well as those who preserve our freedom. With the never ending protests and pussification of our great homeland, it is with a sigh of relief that I introduce Ivan Stoltzfus.
Ivan is a 70-year-old retired farmer whose loyalty to America’s armed forces is paralleled by few. Though he never enlisted, Stoltzfus feels as if he owes a debt to our soldiers and in turn will be driving his tractor across the nation to raise donations and awareness. Having already completed the challenge in 2014, Stoltzfus recently hit the open road traveling coast to coast once again.
He has already raised $50,000 for victims of PTSD. While we all consider ourselves patriots, your American flag hanging on your bedroom wall does not compete with driving a 1948 custom John Deere tractor for fourteen hours a day, rattling the living hell out of your asscheeks in the name of honoring our troops.
From FOX News:
In 2014, the farmer combined both of his dreams and decided to drive across the country in a custom, 1948 John Deere tractor to raise awareness and money for wounded heroes.
Now he’s at it again. This time, he is driving from Pennsylvania to Florida to the Pacific Northwest and back through the Midwest to Gettysburg, Pa.
“I like to think going across America as planting that seed of hope,” Stoltzfus said. “Giving those hope that have given up.”
Stoltzfus has raised nearly $50,000 for veterans. In particular, those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ivan Stoltzfus is a hero. I urge you to find something more American than taking an American made farming machine and exploring our sprawling nation from coast to coast all for the sake of sharing stories and raising hope and money for those who sacrificed themselves for our freedom. For further information, or to donate, go here.
[via FOX News]
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