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LA to Washington, DC

My name is Robert Hess.  I'm an Army combat veteran.  A PTSD survivor.  A Life Member of the American Legion.  And the Founder of Rally4Vets.  My team and I are driving two vehicles across the US in August 2023, in support of the American Legion's "Be The One" campaign to reduce veteran suicide.

We'll be stopping at American Legion posts along the way.  We look 

forward to meeting you at one of our stops.  BTW, you're

welcome to join us for a segment of the run! 

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We are using a SPOT GPS tracker.  To link up with us, pick the day below and click the

link below to see our location in near real-time - 10 minutes delay.

The tentative stop schedule [subject to change] is listed below:


  • 8/19/2023  Start: Post 291 Newport Beach, California. End: Post 519 Palm Springs, CA, via Post 53 and March Air Reserve Base

  • 8/20/2023: Start: Palm Springs Post 519  End: Scottsdale, AZ

  • 8/21/2023  Start:  Scottsdale.  End: Gallup, NM

  • 8/22/2023  Start: Gallup.  End: Montrose, CO

  • 8/23/2023 Start: Montrose.  End: Colorado Springs, CO

  • 8/24/2023 Start: Colorado Springs.  End: Dodge City, KS

  • 8/25/2023  Start: Dodge City.  End: Joplin, MO

  • 8/26/2023  Start: Joplin.  End: Memphis, TN

  • 8/27/2023  Start: Memphis.  End:  Bowling Green, KY

  • 8/28/2023  Start: Bowling Green.  End: Charlotte, NC*

  • 8/29/2023  Start: Charlotte.  End: Post 293, Purcellville, VA

  • 9/1/2023    Start: Sterling, VA.   End: Arlington National Cemetery for the beginning of National Suicide Prevention Month

  • 3,353.30 miles!

*For a pitstop at the 104th American Legion National Conference.

Sites we'll be visiting: Cabazon Dinosaurs; Cathedral Rock; the Corner in Winslow, AZ; Pikes Peak; Giant Sunflowers in a Vase; Buffalo Soldiers Memorialthe Boothill Distillerythe National Corvette Museum; the Tail of the Dragon; and the Virginia Military Institute.

Complete the contact form at right to join our newsletter email list.*  You may select the stop you would like to meet us at.  You also can drive a portion of the trip with us.


If you are an American Legion member at a post along the rally route and you would like us to stop at your post, just put your request in the "Additional Comments" section and we'll do our best to get you into our schedule.

I guarantee it will be a memorable trip.


[Download a copy of the rally flyer below].

Robert Hess


US Army (R)


*We will never spam you or share your contact information with any other organization.  You may unsubscribe with one click. 



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Rally4Vets CEO Robert Hess at Cathedral Rock, Sedona, Arizona
Rally4Vets CEO Robert Hess at his father's grave in Phoenix, AZ
Rally4Vets CEO Robert Hess putting the Rally4Vets windshield banner on the C6 Corvette donor experience car

Download the Rally Flyer Below

We have a tight schedule but we would be honored to take a picture at your Legion 

Post if you are close to our route of march!

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