2 young men walk 15 miles in Letcher County to honor fallen heroes of 9/11

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two young men honored the fallen heroes from 9/11 with a 15-mile walk around Letcher County.

19-year-old Cody King and 17-year-old Isaiah McCall began their journey at Jenkins City Hall.

Even though the temperature was hot on Wednesday, both men dressed in their military uniform and carried an American flag the entire way.

"Really it wasn't that difficult. What really kept us going is whenever people would drive by and wave or honk, especially when they stopped by and gave us water, that really helps us get some motivation to keep going," says King.

The walk ended at the VFW in Whitesburg. Both young men say they felt honored to bring awareness to the ones who lost their lives 18 years ago and would like to continue this tradition every year.

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