I was honored to participate in a freedom walk Oct. 13 down McHenry Avenue two miles and back. We carried the American flag and signs for our presidential preference. Some were young and some were old, but we all made it. One Marine, one lawyer, housewives, businessmen and children. Drivers were honking horns and showing thumbs-up signs. There was some negative response, but overall we all knew that we live in a free country to vote and walk for our freedoms. We are planning a bigger and better walk in November and hope that more Modesto people and The Bee will show up.