Operation: 'Honors at Arlington' diary

                           May 20 - 29, 2009

RIDERS OF HONORS
AT ARLINGTON MIAP IL MO 25MAY09
Great youtube video

 

We are here,

relaxing, un-loading
and putting our names on
the Long Rider.

This was our view for
most of the drive...
Just our group on the
highway!
The Virginia Highway
Patrol did a great job.(cont' opposite page)

 "Jim Mark is the Ansel Adams of Event Photography.. "
  
- David Lubow, CEO Falcon Industries -

"It's Time To Take Back America!"

 

'BIN THERE DONE IT!'
On the Scene - Comments/Notes

As a retired Army ISC who's
 walked some of the same
ground as our Buffalo Soldier.
 This ride is truly a blessing,
 knowing that our fallen
heroes have finally come
home to their final resting
place where they will
always be visited and
honored for their selfless
 service to our country  
~Storm trooper

 

 It was truly an Honor to
participate in bringing home
 the remains of these heroes.
 Many thanks to all who
made this possible.
God Bless 
~Willie Johnson ( Wolfhound)

 

 All this for a good cause.
No one should ever be forgotten. 
~W Hagans

 

 This event was a great
opportunity for some wrongs
 to be made right and some
 organizations to help make
 it possible. 
~Walter Road Dog NV Buffalo Soldier

 

 What a once in a lifetime
experience!! We sustained a
couple of injuries, hit some
rough roads and some rougher
weather. For the most part
 it was a wonderful
experience!
An emotional roller coaster.
We laughed and we cried,
worried and rejoiced. 
We made it!!
Now we can pay tribute
 to those who served their
country with Honor.
A huge thank you to all the
riders and all the people
who came out to support us!
Thank you Thank you Thank you!
~Sheran Gertsch

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(continued from op. page)

We are all kind of feeling
 like "what do we do now?"
It has been such an intense
 week, long days on the road,
and we really hit our stride
 the last two days. I am very
proud of the excellent
leadership from Fred, Wally,
 Rich and so many others!!
And the excellent traffic
control by Chris and Mark!!
Great Job guys! You got us
all here safe and sound.
Also thanks to everyone for
making us feel a part of the
Family and always helping
to make room for ol' Big Ride!

 
 

above 3: This morning in Beckley WV

While we were getting settled
and going to load the long rider
 in the trailer for the night.
This nice couple,


Moogii and Dima, stopped to
see what we were all about...
after visiting  for a while we
asked where would be a
good place to eat....
They went to the man's Moms
house and brought us back
 three plates full of
Ming Dumplings!!!
They were so good!!!
They would not take anything
in return for them either!
There were so many that all
five of our family and Dave
 were stuffed and we still
have left-overs!
We felt very special!!

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