On August 20, Coast Guard veteran Lt. Scott White crossed the finish line in his 4,371 mile journey across the country to Bike to Remember the Coast Guard’s fallen heroes.
The Pacific to the Atlantic journey took him off the beaten path through small town America chronicling his ever changing scenery, terrain, and emotions through social media.
Lt. White was “overwhelmed” by the tremendous support he received, including from many still wearing the uniform and also those who have retired and transitioned on to other chapters in their lives. He proudly served in the Coast Guard for 30 years, and having recently retired to civilian life himself, was looking for the opportunity to give back to the Coast Guard community.
“I know that the Coast Guard Foundation is always there to enhance the lives of Coast Guard men and women,” he said. “So being able to contribute to a community, my Coast Guard family, was important to me.”
Lt. White’s journey through nine states over 64 days raised $4,000 for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides emergency assistance to the families, friends and shipmates of those Coast Guard heroes who die in the line of duty. The fund also supports the ongoing needs of these families, including the cost of college for their children.
Every year supporters from around the country participate in road races, memorial walks, cycling, and other types of fitness events to pay tribute to the lost members of the service through a Run to Remember cause. All donations go directly to the Fallen Heroes Fund to provide support and relief to the loved ones of the fallen.