PA Hero Walk returns to York

John Pavoncello
The York Dispatch

The PA Hero Walk stopped in York County on Thursday during a 320-mile walk across the commonwealth.

Started in 2009 by Al Pulice of Murrysville, Westmoreland County, the walk has raised nearly $2 million to help veterans. 

The group arrived at VFW Post No. 556 on Eberts Lane, led by a York City Police escort, the Kiltie Band of York and a large group of flag-waving supporters. Dinner and donations were provided at the post following the walkers' arrival.

After years of donating the funds raised to a national veterans' relief organization, the PA Hero Walk now is focusing on directly helping Pennsylvania veterans. The group helps individual veterans and their families with housing, food, clothing, utility payments and other expenses. 

The PA Hero Walk arrives at VFW Post No. 556 on their ninth annual walk across Pennsylvania to raise money to help veterans, Thursday, June 15, 2017. John A. Pavoncello photo

Only four days into their two-week walk from Philadelphia to Lower Burrell in Westmoreland County, the group of nine veterans and supporters had already raised nearly $60,000, well on their way to their goal of $250,000. 

To learn more about the walk, visit