During a general assembly held at McPherson Square, a few marchers shared their stories.
According to the NYCmarch2DC website:
A major draw for this march is for other people to get on board and start walking; especially outreach to rural communities. Whether for an hour, a day, or the full two weeks, we feel it’s imperative for OWS to respect the historical significance of long distance marches to support, promote, and encourage economic and human equality. We will march on average 20 miles a day from 9am to 5pm (banker hours) and hold nightly GA’s and/or discussions at 7pm in each town where we camp. We will be spending our two “days off” at Occupy Philly and Occupy Baltimore. We are also hoping that a few people from these occupations will join us in the march to the White House and Occupy DC.