I’m going to let these pictures tell my story…
This is a picture of motorcyclists from Kansas including Legion Riders, Abate, CMA, etc who are welcoming and showing support for those who are riding from Las Angeles, CA to Washington, DC with the Vietnam Memorial Traveling Wall. We had the honor of being here…
This is a picture of my husband and my father-in-law holding one of the American flags. My father-in-law is a Vietnam Veteran. His body was exposed to agent orange in Vietnam and is now paying for it with Parkinson’s Disease. Midway through this event, he had to quit due to weakness, but he still held his head high!
Every time one of the motorcyclists would get ready to pass under the bridge, they would honk, stand up, wave to say thank you!
This picture doesn’t do this justice. If you can tell, there are hundreds of motorcycles coming down the road…
This is a true journey of bravery, courage, and honor. One of these days we hope to be doing this with them, but for now we will welcome them by standing and showing our support by flying our American flag!
- Photos: Rolling Thunder motorcycle memorial ride (photos.mercurynews.com)
- Local riders make the Run For The Wall (ktvb.com)
- Run for the Wall motorcyclists pass through Topeka on way to D.C. (cjonline.com)
- Memorial Day: A Vietnam Veteran’s Story (newswatch.nationalgeographic.com)