Ivan Stoltzfus, 70, was a successful farmer for 30 years near Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Then one day, he recalled wise words from his father and he decided to fulfill a lifelong dream.
“He said one day out of the blue, ‘Ivan, if you have a dream, don’t wait until you’re too old and physically can’t do it,’”Stoltzfus said.
Stoltzfus always wanted to drive across the country, like his father did for work when he was a child. And for a long time he had a calling to somehow give back to American veterans. He said he didn’t want to take his freedom for granted.
The retired farmer combined both of his dreams and decided to drive across the country in a custom, 1948 John Deere tractor to raise awareness and money for wounded heroes. …