May 25, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – A nice group of supporters decked out in red t-shirts gathered on the Eisenbahn State Trail just north of Highway 33 in West Bend to welcome a group of hikers who are trekking this Memorial Day weekend from county line to county line.
County Administrator and Veteran Josh Schoemann and County Clerk Ashley Reichert along with their spouses Jodi Schoemann and Justin Reichert, a Bronze Star Veteran who serves on the Washington County Veterans Service Commission on a nearly 40-mile walk across Washington County. Josh and Justin will carry 22 pounds to symbolize the 22 Veterans lost each day to suicide.
“We want to forever honor our Washington County veterans,” said Schoemann.
The troop started at 5:30 a.m. at Monches Road.