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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Welcome home!

Dave and I rode our motorcycle in the Patriot Ride in June to honor all veterans but especially the returning Iraq/Afghanistan vets and their families. This is a new fundraiser event in Minnesota and as Dave explained to me, the parents of this generation of military want to make absolutely sure that another Vietnam doesn't happen to returning veterans. Dave was called a baby killer when he was in the San Francisco airport on his return from Southeast Asia. Some vets were spit on and called other names. So it was especially heartwarming to ride with over 2000 other bikers who wanted to raise money for the families.

At the halfway point this is the sight that greeted us at the gate.
See more sky views at Skywatch Friday and enjoy the Fourth of July weekend too!

12 comments:

EG Wow said...

Happy 4th of July!

Snap said...

Wonderful, important post! Happy 4th of July!

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous post, Noni, and a needed one as a reminder of our veterans went through coming back from Vietnam. I will never forget it! Happy 4th! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Jack and Joann said...

A perfect Skywatch pic for this Fourth of July weekend. Happy Birthday USA!

Donna said...

Great shot...my hubby had the Same experience when he landed in SF!!
Awful people!
hughugs

Marianne said...

I never understood that particular behavior, ever. I protested against that war, lost many good friends to it, and the ones who made it back? they got hugs and kisses, I was so glad they made it. xox

i beati said...

hooray

Annie said...

God bless all vets.

jabblog said...

Great shot! It's strange how some people expect security withoug armed forces - why not just put up a sign saying 'Invade us!'
Don't know if I'd like to be up in that cherry-picker though;-)

Pietro said...

Very fine post, Noni!

Kcalpesh said...

Beautifully patriotic!! An awesome shot!!

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