Dr. Bob took a jaunt across
America in 2002.
in Lavina on June 11 and
the Statue of Liberty
to be a Sunday
and the day
of the New York Marathon.
was over in time for a good rest.
But, the memories
will remain forever.
Dr. Bob's Route
May 2003 article
“A Journey of 3,000 Miles, Beginning With a Single Step”
by Dru Sefton, Newhouse News Service, Washington, DC
“Former US Army Captain & Viet Nam Veteran, Robert McNary, MD,
took a jaunt across America in 2002. He started in Lavina, MT on
June 11 and arrived at the Statue of Liberty on November 3, 2002,
carrying his version of the American flag -- a golden heart
superimposed on a single large star in the field of blue.
“McNary, who is interested in symbols,
knew he would walk when he encountered a man and his horse
on their own walk across the country.
‘Peace Arnold and I put him up for a couple nights,’ he said.
‘That was my confirmation that I needed to walk.’
“McNary, known as Dr. Bob back home, does not say much about
his reasons for walking preferring to let the symbols speak for themselves
and leaves each person to receive from the encounter
whatever meaning they are able to extract.
What he does say, however, after his long walk is that,
‘When you do something valuable,
you just don't do it for a moment.
You persist in many different ways.’”