Local man walks from coast to coast to figure out why we’re so divided

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — One man in our area has taken on a great trek across the United States to find out what can be done to fix our divided nation.

David Merritt set out almost three years ago to walk from Virginia Beach, Va to San Diego, Ca. David made it to Oklahoma City, 1,640 miles in and 66 days later, when he had to cut it short. But… that didn’t stop him.

“It has allowed me to think about it and digest it, and continue the mission a little bit, and so thats why I’m going to continue this second leg.”

David Merritt – Walk of One Nation

One thing David mentions time and time again is diversity, to which he points out Downtown Roanoke is loaded with diversity.

“One thing that I think is so interesting about Roanoke, is that we have just a pleathera of different international restuarants represented within a block here… right across the street is a Lebonise restaurant, next to it is an Indian restaurant, next to it is a Afghan, or Afghanistan I guess. Next to it is an Italian restaurant and across the street is ahhh a Mexican restaurant.”

David Merritt – Walk of One Nation

While out asking Roanoker’s what can be done to fix the divisiveness in our county, David caught up with a good friend at one of his favorite international restaurants.

“Well, most of all I think we should start with love, cause love heals all wounds. So, whatever differences we have, we put love in the equation, that will clear it up. Put a lot of clarity… and appreciate people more regardless of race and religion. Let them know they’re human… when you look at another brother or another sister, you’re looking at yourself.”

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