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WV city to honor Pa. veteran hiking across US

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Morgantown is publicly recognizing a retired Marine from Pennsylvania who's hiking across America to honor service members and veterans.

City officials will issue a proclamation to Lance Robinson at 2 p.m. Monday outside the Public Safety Building.

The Vietnam veteran is trying to build support for Brother to Brother Day, a nationwide day of remembrance and respect.

He started his effort in 2010, pulling a flag-covered cart 300 miles from his home near Pittsburgh to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia. He restarted his hike later that year.

West Virginia is the 27th state he's visited out of 35.

Robinson estimates it will take him about a month to walk through West Virginia. He's planning stops at VA hospitals and memorials.