July 4th 2010 at the Santa Monica Pier was the setting for the final steps 24 year old Matthew Perdie took towards the Pacific Ocean.
His journey beginning on June 22, 2009, from New York, was to promote smaller government. Promoting lower taxes and a conservative message by walking across this country carrying his American Flag.
He started with $200.00 and recieved donations along the way (which he did not solicit). He reached his goal on July 4th by dipping his flag pole in the Pacific Ocean.
I was glad to be there to photograph his final steps. Matthew Perdie is a filmmaker who has worked on documentaries such as “Runaway Slave,” “Border States Of America” with Nick Searcy. He works for Groundfloor Video.