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Greenwich Teen Bikes Cross Country To Raise Awareness Of Land Mines

Children Against Mines Program honorees from Greenwich include Julie Cofone, third from right, and Henry Harris, second from right, with Diana Enzi, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his wife Cynthia and General Dynamics representative Dan Johnson.
Children Against Mines Program honorees from Greenwich include Julie Cofone, third from right, and Henry Harris, second from right, with Diana Enzi, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and his wife Cynthia and General Dynamics representative Dan Johnson. Photo Credit: Marshall Legacy

GREENWICH, Conn. -- A Brunswick High School senior has bicycled more than 3,200 miles in a cross-country trip to to promote a program that helps promote land mine detection.

Henry Harris, a Greenwich resident, was honored Tuesday at the the Marshall Legacy Institute's 18th Anniversary Clearing the Path Gala in Washington, D.C. The event honored leaders whose efforts have improved lives in war-torn countries and to highlight accomplishments achieved in the past year that made the world a better and safer place.

The evening recognized those who have made the institute's humanitarian work possible.

Harris pedaled his bike 3,238 miles cross-country this summer to promote the Children Against Mines Program and sponsor a life-saving dog named Cosby in honor of a beloved school teacher, received the group's student leader award.

He began his a trip June 24. His journey began in Charleston, S.C.m with 12 other high school students and together they rode across the United States, carrying all of their gear (food, tents, clothes, etc.) with them. After 42 days, Harris and the other students ended their journey in Santa Monica, Calif.

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