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Local veteran jet skis 1,600 miles to honor and raise money for those who served


A Sullivan County veteran chose 9/11 as the day he wanted to wrap up a 1,600 mile journey to the New York City.

That journey was all about honoring and raising money to support other men and women who serve our country.

Joe Sakellar, along with other Special Operation unit members took the plunge and drove their Jet Skis on a 6 day tour from Key West to New York City.

The soldiers took to the waves in order to raise money for a charity called The Station Foundation, which supports Special Ops members and their families.

"Everyday was a challenge after Day 1. Day 1 was fun coming through the Keys up to Miami. After that it was just very very challenging once all the pain set in from riding," said Sakellar.

The team is already planning their next big trip. Next year they plan to start in Mexico and travel all the way up to Canada.


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