Veteran Honors Fallen Heroes in Unique Way

Published 06/25 2014 02:33PM

Updated 06/26 2014 08:33AM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) A St. Joseph native is bringing awareness to fallen veterans in a unique way. He's one of hundreds riding across the country to honor heroes.

His 1901 Oldmosmobile isn't your ordinary antique. It's all a part of a moving memorial to honor veterans.

"They serve, they put their life on the line for us so we can have our freedom. It's my way of showing respect," stated veteran Raymond Pittman.

Pittman is one of several ghost soldiers who travel across the country to pay tribute to those who put their lives on the line.

Since the antique car draws crowds, he uses it as an opportunity to honor victims of the September 11th attacks. He says they deserve just as much recognition as our veterans.

"All people that serve our country, police officers, firemen anyone that serves our country," added Pittman.

Those who see the car say it's a great way to keep their memories alive.

"It's really cool that they're not just stuck on just the veterans they they're kind of bringing light to all the heroes not just the armed forces but all the men and women that put their lives on the line for us day in and day out," added Rusty Van of St. Joseph.
Pittman believes if they were alive today they would be pleased.

"I think they would be as proud as they were the day they gave their life, you can't be any more proud than that," added Pittman.

Pittman's next stop is in California.

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