Dean Hatcher, left, and daughter Taryn Hatcher of Washington stand by their bikes for a photo in Sheridan Wednesday afternoon on Broadway Street. The Hatchers are on a 4,200-mile bicycle trip from Blaine, Washington, to Key West, Florida to raise funds and awareness for Hope for the Warriors, a national nonprofit dedicated to help U.S. veterans transition back to civilian life. The Hatchers were inspired to make this journey in response to recent news about neglect by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hatcher seeks out veterans in towns and stops along the route to tell them about Hope for the Warriors, a program Hatcher says he trusts. More information on the Hope for the Warriors program can be found at: http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org.
The Hatcher’s progress can be found on Facebook at: http://www.siftdteam.com.