Wheelchair road trip starts at Itasca to honor veterans
On Memorial Day morning Robert "The Rolling Dutchman" Van Branken dipped the back tires of his electric wheelchair in the Headwaters of the Mississippi River at Itasca State Park.
In six or seven months he intends to undertake a similar ritual with his front tires in the Gulf of Mexico.
"Wheels to pavement, rain or shine, June 1. This whole journey is to say thanks to any veteran I see," Van Branken said.