Saturday, October 22, 2011
1st National Armed Forces FreedomRide began with these States on May 15th 2010 with several States having multiply rides in differant areas of the State AR/AZ/CA/CO/FLA/GA/IN/KS/MD/DC/MN/NE/NV/NH/NM/NY/OH/OR/PA/
SC/TN/WI/ Thanks to the dedication of the Team of State Ride Coordinators , Veterans Groups, Organizations, MC's,RC's, and Supporters, of The 1st National FreedomRide of May 15 2010 help provide Riders & Supporters throughout 23 States the opportunity to join this expression of gratitude in an act of unity,and in observance of the A National day of remembrance.
*A portion of the 23 States had multiply Rides in different regions of the States,and with many States traveling the distance to nearest neighboring State to join the Ride, if their State was not participating this year. Leaving it difficult to give a accurate account of all States involved the 1st year .A Nation of people made of Veterans Groups, Organizations, Club’s, RC’s. MC’s Supporters,and Rides grew to a magnitude that none anticipated, with some States having 300 to 450 Riders,and some having a lower number of 10 to 50 Riders left still a great trail of Showing of Support. Even with the disappointment of the lack of Support in some States in the 1st year of 2010, didn’t leave Coordinators with any lesser ambition, but rather and a greater sense of achievement, and accomplishment, and a greater strive for the next year. As Founder & National Coordinator, I am very proud to say it has been a grand experience working and corresponding of all State Team Coordinators, and very proud for their involvement, dedication, determination, through the planning, and completion. And very Proud to know that there is still a Nation that still stand to Honor and show their Support with an continuations of outreach with hope that more will join in this showing of Support that is so vital for our Veterans, and Troops to see and know.
2011 was a very busy year~ and 9 more States have been added through the year.
32 States were involved in this National Event on Armed Forces Day May 21 2011,that span from Maine to Oregon~ I can hardly speak the expressions of words that are needed at times, when it comes to saying thanks to all that has made it possible for this vision to become a reality in our Nation as We Stand United on this day.