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Hi All

Just wanted to share with you all a recent ride me and 9,999 yes 10,000 bikers did a couple of weeks ago, this year as last there was a ride through a small village in Wiltshire England called Wootton Bassett this village is where all our heroes who have given up their precious lives in Afghanistan get brought home, the small village pay tribute to all of our fallen every time, come rain or shine they line the streets and on Mothers Day it was our turn to pay our respects to those villagers, the ride itself was only 13 miles but I have never in my life seen so many flags being waved, to say it was an honour is very much an understatement, I and my wife had lumps in our throats and tears in our eyes doing the ride to see and hear elderly people who themselves had lived through WW2 thank us for doing the ride, young kids high fiving us, all the horns from the other bikes was truly a moment in my life that I will never forget, but this was not only in the honour of our fallen heroes but those of the World who have given their lives so we can live in peace, Gone but never forgotten.
 

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I'm moved reading your description. God bless the men and women of our armed forces.
 

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"elderly people who themselves had lived through WW2 thank us for doing the ride, young kids high fiving us, all the horns from the other bikes was truly a moment in my life that I will never forget"

Whenever I can I ride with the Patriot Guard. The happy rides are welcoming solders back from their mission. The sad rides are escorting the remains of a fallen hero. I often feel guilty because I get so much out of these rides emotionally from the solders families and others along the way that thank those of us that are riding. It is a very humbling experience and stays with you for a long time.

God bless our Armed Forces.
 

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You did goooooooooooood!!!!!!! Got any pictures???
 

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Wow 10k bikes! Very impressive and a worthy cause.
 

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I too ride with the PGR, and you are absolutely correct Disc Rider, it IS very emotional!! I have done an Honor Flight welcome home for WWii vets and, talk about a mix of emotions!!!! I have also done a deployment which was extremely hard on me as I watched these young men hold their babies and hug their wives not knowing what's in their future. That scene brought tears to my eyes. It especially hit home as my son-in-law was deployed to Afghanistan this past December leaving my pregnant daughter and 4 kids back in the Ft. Knox area. And, I too, also think ,"Is it wrong to feel good about standing a flag line as a young soldier is laying in the flag draped casket??" very mixed emotions.
I guess good is not the right word, but perhaps "honored" is more appropriate.
 

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What a great ride that must have been. Glad you could be a part of it.
 

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