This is why I Ride Escort with the PGR...

DAKSY Posted By DAKSY, Jun 3, 2012 at 7:30 AM

  1. DAKSY

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    I rode an escort (actually 2) for WWII Veterans (read: HEROES) yesterday, & it is one of the most MOVING experiences that one can be a part of. It rained like HELL & only about 40 bikers rode the escort. One of the Veterans asked me why I would ride in the rain for a bunch of old men. I told him that later on I would be sleeping in a warm, dry bed, but 67 years years ago, those guys were young men & they FOUGHT in the rain & slept in foxholes with bullets flying & artillery landing on them. We do 5 - 6 of these every year. The Veterans are then flown to DC to go to the WWII Memorial on the National Mall, & it costs them nothing. 16.1 MILLION served during that war & there are LESS than 1 million of them still living . We are losing them at a rate of 1,200 - 1,500 every day. This link shows one of these Honor Flights & the reception they receive after landing.

    http://www.mullerover.com/2012/05/23/what-honor-looks-like-the-flash-mob-at-gate-38-of-reagan-national-airport/
     
  2. fishingpol

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    Thank you Bob. That was very patriotic of you.

    On my eighth grade trip to Washington DC, I was selected along with another student to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Even at that young age, it was an honor to be part of that solemn experience.

    When I was even younger, I did yard work for an elderly neighbor who served in Europe during WW 1. My dad took a WW 1 book over one day on a visit and he went through it telling us of the towns and roads he himself traveled that were photographed in the book.

    Let us not forget them.
     
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    I hope you didn't let them get wet!
     
  4. DAKSY

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    They were DEFINITELY dryer than we were...
     

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