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Norwich cadets pound the pavement for veterans

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Norwich University students are conducting their annual Legacy March.

Somewhere near the woods in Tunbridge, Vermont, students from Norwich University are about halfway through their 50 mile, three-day march.

"The march is to celebrate the history of our university. From our move from Norwich Vermont to our current location in Northfield, Vermont -- that happened in 1866 after the south barracks of the school burned," said Ian Lynch, President of the Legacy March.
     
The march is also to raise funds for Vermont veterans who are homeless, to help them get back on their feet. Norwich University students walk the same path the students walked 150 years ago when their school burned to the ground due to an accidental chimney fire. "A lot of the local business support us, all of our meals are donated this year which is absolutely wonderful for us," Lynch said.

And the marchers each donated fifty dollars themselves. This is the fourth year in a row the cadets have marched in the rain. After a long stretch of marching, the cadets stop for lunch. "My legs hurt, yeah -- that comes with walking such far distances. But as long as you take care of your feet, I'm having a great time," said Norwich student Tyler Bowen.

After lunch, it's back to the grind, where the Norwich walkers still have another 25 miles to go. They're expected to meet up with the vets in Northfield, at the end of the march Saturday afternoon. "Some of the veterans are gonna come and we're gonna get together for a barbeque. We're gonna present a check to them from all the money that we raised from the march," said Norwich student Kaila Evensen.

A fifty mile march these students make seem easy.

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