BOZEMAN — 101-year-old World War II veteran, Sidney Walton, is visiting all 50 states and all 50 governors trying to bring to light the diminishing World War II veterans in the United States of America.
He stopped in Helena to visit governor Bullock this afternoon.
Every place Walton stopped in Bozeman on Thursday night, gave him the rightful heroes welcome that he deserves. Starting at the American legion.This wasn’t his first time in Montana,he stayed in Plentywood for a brief time during World War II.
“Montana is a wonderful state,” said Walton.
Walton spent his time in India during the war and there was one big reason why Walton joined the army almost a year before the U.S. got involved.
“One reason is, to fight Hitler,” he said.
Now, he wants to give everyone a chance to meet someone who served in World War II before it’s too late. He’s met some people more famous than Governors, such as Miley Cyrus, John Legend, the Dali Lama and the Rock just to name a few.
“We have 20 more states to do and we’re thinking we’re going to finish it, maybe in the fall,” said Paul Walton, Sidney's son.
101 years old and his patriotism remains strong.
“I love this country,” said Sidney.
If you would like to support Walton you can visit https://gosidneygo.com/.