Woman raising money for national veterans charity stops in Liberty on behalf of late son

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Cathy Powers is running across America to spread awareness and raise money for Wreaths Across America

LIBERTY, Ohio (WKBN) – A woman from North Carolina who’s running across America for a veterans charity made a stop at Veterans’ Outreach in Liberty on Wednesday.

Cathy Powers, a Gold Star mother, presented a wreath to a family who lost a son serving in the military as part of the Wreaths Across America charity.

Powers’ son was killed six years ago while serving. She found comfort when others placed a wreath on her son’s grave. Now, she’s raising money with hopes of returning the favor.

“I decided I wanted to run 1,000 miles within all 50 states and tell people about the healing I received, knowing that people are saying my son’s name when they lay those wreaths,” she said.

Powers’ goal is to raise enough money to buy 7,000 wreaths — one for each day her son was alive — and lay them on the graves at Arlington National Cemetery.

She started in January and has run over 600 miles in 37 states.

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