This determined military veteran will conquer the Might Mac bridge on this year’s Labor Day.

“If you want to do something, do it. Put it in your mind, put your body to it. That’s what I did… I always wanted to walk the Bridge, and I’m going to walk it,” a determined 87-year-old military veteran proclaimed six days before commencing the annual event off his bucket list.

Oozing with confidence and eagerness, Tom Kennedy has wanted to walk across the Mackinac Bridge for nearly seven decades. ABC12 News reported that the Army veteran has been training all year to get physically prepared to tread across the five-mile-long “Mighty Mac” bridge.

A year and a half ago, Kennedy told his fitness trainer his goal to participate in the annual Mackinac Bridge Walk every Labor Day in Michigan.