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Ride to the wall
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donna in w.v    Posted 05-28-2004 at 16:38:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
had thosands of motorcycles in Rainelle[nearest big town] all veterans who stop here on there way to washington d.c. Have been doing it for years they camp at the local park and town hall grounds. our church and several others feed them along with the moose club and V.F.W . they are all well behaved and they leave the area as clean as they found it. lots of the other towns didn't want them but town fathers took a chance and have never regretted. the vets even donated a playground to the elementary school to show their gratitude. i bet i served 200pies yesterday. they left early this morning .how the weather is good for the rest of the trip.


DD    Posted 05-28-2004 at 21:58:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
This just goes to show ya that not everyone who rides a motorcycle is a bad person : ) That's a good thing ya'll do for them Donna, and you're absolutely right, we'll never be able to repay them for what they've done for us.


Ret    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:31:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
was in Arlington national cemetery last year when the Rolling thunder bikes came in. They presented a wreath at the unknowns grave and then were off to the wall. Think someone said there were 5000 bikes.
REt


Old Sarge... FYI    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:01:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
That ride is to the wall, but the akshul name of it is "Rolling Thunder". It's done every Memorial day.

This year my granddaughter will be in the Parade, Madisonville North Hopkins High School "Marching Maroons". That will be televised Monday.


donna in w.v    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:08:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
you are right and i had a brain f*rt and couldn't remember the rolling thunder part.


Les    Posted 05-28-2004 at 16:57:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey, Donna, a while ago you mentioned that you were originally from Mass. and I asked you whereabouts. You probably answered and I never saw it. So, would you tell me again, please?


donna in wv    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:00:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I did answer but i was a day behind. I was born and raised in new bedford and when i married my second husband we lived in wareham[the beginning of cape cod] when he retired we came here to West Virginia. this is home and will be till the day i die i wouldn't live anywhere else.


Les    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:05:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can't say as I blame ya. Onliest time I ever went anywhere near the Cape was to Camp Edwards a few times when I was in the NH National Guard. We would go there once in a while to shoot the howitzers. I think they shut the place down for that activity because of all the "toxins" that the impact area has in it from all those years of use.


JB    Posted 05-28-2004 at 16:55:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a grand thing for a town to do! Means you got people making decisions that have their hearts in the right place. That should be publicized far and wide!


donna in w.v    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:06:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The veterans are all great people .most come with wives or sign. other and are all very well behaved and really appreciate all we do . they have done much more that any of us could ever give back. most are vietnam vets but some are Korean and even a fewWW2 and as of late some desert storm.some can no longer ride cycles so the follow in cars and vans. we are happy to serve those who have given so much more than time for us.


~Lenore    Posted 05-28-2004 at 17:45:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is a wonderful thing the people of your town do for those vets.
I know they enjoy the hospitality and respect.
God bless you all.


Clod    Posted 05-28-2004 at 18:55:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I worked in DC a couple of years ago.I hang out at the wall a lot ..Knew those guys with the POW/MIA boths.I had found some pals name there on the wall.The ladies who worked there for the park service were very nice and helpful.


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