This week (August 12,13,14 - 2014) I got to participate in an event to honor the military. We rode motorcycles to Vernal, Ut and accepted the flag and then took it to Grand Junction, Co. I rode in honor of Edward Harris, USMC LCpl Michael J. Allred, Navy "Otter" Charles Sare.
Rode with 5 other men.
WHAT IS THE PATRIOT TOUR?
Every year The Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to, and honors, all of America's Armed Forces - Past, Present, and Fallen. This united effort is known as The Patriot Tour.
Every year we ride for the members of our military - to show America's support, our thanks, and our united pride by passing one American Flag throughout the country.
The Patriot Tour begins during Memorial Day weekend. A massive group of riders escorts one American Flag on the back of a motorcycle to Woodstock Harley-Davidson in IL. Upon arrival, the flag is transferred to the IL escort. The very next day the Flag is taken to IN and the next it travels to MI...and on and on for 100 days, through 48 states. The Flag finally makes it full circle and lands right back in WI where it all started over Labor Day weekend.
It’s the very foundation of the American Flag and all it represents that our brave men and women in the military have stood and died defending, continue to stand and protect, and will forever fight for.
Today's adventures include: Trying to find motorcycle parts, no luck. New wheel bearing and CV joint boot on jeep, not done. Dragonfly checked me out closely, see photo. Muskrat sniffed my toe, see photo. Did not go for a horse ride, see photo. Humming bird posed for a photo, see photo.
I am married with four grown sons, three Daughters in Law, one Grandson and two Granddaughters! I have spent most of my life in the outdoors and working with and around wildlife. Recording images with a camera has been important since I was about 14 years old.
“If you don’t have a photo, it didn't happen.”
I will admit, I am very lucky to have all the wildlife, mountains and plants right here where I live and probably do not fully appreciate it all.
I would love to find someone to fund a photo road trip. 30 days through Alaska documenting the trip in photos. I would then like to publish the book... Hey, It doesn't hurt to dream.
"You will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of those meaningful and significant things. Some may be funny. Some may be significant only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." --Gordon B. Hinckley, 2006