The long road home

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The long road home

Some of the servicemen and women involved in The Long Road Home charity walk stopped off in Blenheim.

Mayor John Leggett and Mayoress Anne Best attended a special wreath laying ceremony last weekend to pay tribute to veterans who have returned from war mentally scarred.

The ceremony in Blenhiem involved a group of 32 men and women, some serving, others ex-services and some with post-traumatic stress injury. The group are travelling in period uniform on foot or on horseback on the 111 km journey through the remote Rainbow Station in an effort to bring awareness of post-traumatic stress injury, dispel some myths and raise funds to support those facing such mental hardship.