Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Jacob Misener

Man quits his job, walks across U.S. - all for his beloved country


Rolla Joyce, a native of Richland, Washington, poses for a picture alongside the highway on the eighth day of his nationwide journey.

Rolla Joyce

Some men and women honor their nation by serving in the military. Others live their lives in fashion of the ‘American Dream,’ working day-to-day and raising a family, in hopes the next generation will have a better go of things.

Rolla Joyce has always been one of those men. Earlier this summer, he took his love for his country, and hit the road - trekking some 2,000 plus miles along the Lincoln Highway, from Salt Lake City to Washington, D.C. He expected to reach the nation’s capitol last weekend. However, he is now just east of Gettysburg, PA.

“My wife and I are both in agreement...

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