Hike to bring veterans together will have spectators doing double takes

WACO, Texas (KWTX) A "Silkies Hike" coming up in Waco Saturday is meant to bring veterans together, and bring attention to the issues of PTSD and veteran suicide.

An organization called The Oath in Waco has been working with a group called the Irreverent Warriors to bring "Silkies Hikes" to Waco for the past few years.

The Oath was created by Marine veteran Jarod Couch to unite veterans who feel isolated in Central Texas.

Marine veteran Jacob Romero is also a part of that organization.

The two of them were joined by fellow Marine veteran Rolando Hernandez to help organize the hike.

The hikes draw their names from the clothing item known as "silkies," notoriously skimpy and unpopular green shorts worn by many active duty members of the military during physical training.

Ramiro says it's part of the unconventional, humorous approach to this event.

Another hike is coming up Saturday, August 18 at 9 a.m.

Veterans are invited to gather at Heritage Square for hike that will go from Cameron Park to McLane Stadium.

Organizers invite veterans to attend.

While the hike is exclusively for veterans, volunteers are invited to come cheer them on and pass out water.

Everyone involved must register.

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