George Martin, the 6-5, 260-pound former defensive end for the Giants is walking across America. He calls it A Journey for 9/11.
There was the sweet couple in rural Rogersville, Tenn., Richard and Marty Beets, owners of the Pig-N-Chick Restaurant. The traveling party is a team of five. The group was invited to dinner. The owners refused Martin’s money. They invited the group back for breakfast the next day, again picked up the check, and arranged for Martin to speak at the grade school and be presented with a key to the city. One of the members of the group suffered a dental emergency. An appointment was made, medicine was purchased and bills were paid by the Beets.
“They literally laid out the red carpet for us and on top of that gave us a cash donation,” Martin says of the small- town love given to the group. “I never would have experienced anything like that in a million years if not for this journey.”