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Imagine crossing the country in an electric golf cart at 25 miles an hour. It's what a group of off-duty Coast Guardsmen is doing right now.

Crew members are using all their leave to travel from Petaluma, California to their base in Yorktown Virginia.  Along the way, they are stopping at VA Hospitals, American Legions and VFW Posts, all to salute veterans who have gone before. Chief Boatswain's Mate Travis Sanders says, "We're meeting these veterans and letting them know that the active duty guys are very happy with the jobs that we're doing. And we thank them for paving the way for us."

It's something that caught the VFW Post 828 Senior Vice Commander by surprise. But Stanley Smith says he appreciates this. "Back in the day when I was in, we didn't get treated that way. So it's an honor today to be in and serve. When I was in, they looked down on you during Vietnam War and everything."

Along with asking you to thank a veteran, this group is also asking you to help the Wounded Warrior Project. The goal of this trip is to raise 50 thousand dollars for that organization.