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Tom Selleys, 87, unfurls his flag during a stop on U.S. Highway 81 on Monday as he nears his destination of Abercrombie. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Purposeful walk: WWII vet, 87, hikes 28 miles to emphasize his patriotism

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ABERCROMBIE, N.D. - Children chanting "U-S-A" greeted World War II veteran Tom Selleys Monday as the 87-year-old arrived here after a 28-mile trip - on foot.

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The Fargo man walked from Fargo to Fort Abercrombie in honor of Veterans Day, dividing the trip over four days.

About 150 students from Richland Elementary School lined both sides of the street waving flags and handmade signs as Selleys approached Abercrombie carrying an American flag.

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