The terrain of the Ozarks greeted the team with the challenge of the winding roads and seemingly endless hills. However, at mile 2453, we were joined by the Holland family who we met with the night before, and helped the team pass the halfway point of the day. They joined us for 4 miles, of which Daniel’s brother, John, was held high the American flag, showing passing cars the red, white, and blue.holland.jpg Part of the team ended their section in Waynesville, MO, and were escorted into town by the local police. A few soldiers from Ft. Leonard Wood and townsfolk met the team in town, and we were given a tour of the Spur Name Tape factory were many of the military branches’ uniform patches and names tags are sewn. (see photo below). We also had a wonderful reception with free lattes and lunch at Caffe Italia, courtesy of the Kneeland family. The cozy setting, live music, and smell of coffee was a great break from the road. Be sure to stop for a mocha!waynesville.jpg  We ended our day with a tour of Ft. Leonard Wood with our liaison Sgt. 1st class Liversedge. Later in the tour, we were joined by Major Migliara and his family. We all enjoyed one another’s company and a few margarita’s over dinner, avoiding the rainstorm outside.