So far, his cross-country "No Regrets Tour" has taken him to 20 states.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
April 30, 2019

Every day is a good day to support our country's veterans.

But now is the season to get aboard the Go Sidney Go train and support Sidney Walton, an 100-year-old World War II veteran on a very special mission.

Born in New York City in 1919, Walton joined the army in 1941, serving in India and at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina during World War II. Per South Carolina's WCSC-TV, Walton says his biggest regret is missing a chance to meet some of the last Civil War veterans in New York City. To make sure others don't face a similar lament, the centenarian vet is giving Americans across the country a chance to meet him as he draws attention to the quickly declining number of WWII vets still alive.

In 2018, Walton started his mission to meet all 50 governors in every state in the country by flying to Rhode Island from his home base of San Diego to meet with Governor Gina Raimondo. This past Friday, Walton headed to the Governor's Mansion in Columbia, South Carolina to meet the state's Governor Henry McMaster. Earlier this month, Walton also had the chance to meet with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office and has thus far visited with 20 governors with 30 more to go before the end of the year. Of the 20 states he's checked off his list, his website reports he's met with governors in the Southern states of Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and now South Carolina. On May 2nd, he's scheduled to meet with Missouri governor Mike Parson. 

Next time we feel like we've got a busy work week or too much travel on our plates, we'll be sure to think of this inspiring veteran who is working hard to make sure the tremendous sacrifices of World War II veterans do not go unrecognized.

You can make a donation to Sidney Walton's No Regrets Tour on his website GoSidneyGo.com.

Go Sidney Go, indeed.

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