Ride Refport posted for Rick

South Texas WWR attended 2 Ceremonies Honoring Pearl Harbor, today. The first was at Sherrill Park in Corpus Christi. The park was named for the first WWII casualty from Corpus Christi, Warren Joseph Sherrill, who paid the ultimate sacrifice at Pearl Harbor in 1941. Arranged by the American Legion each year, these small tributes touch the hearts of many. The Veterans Band, Knights of Columbus, Blue Star Moms, and others were joined by WWR at the Ceremonies for the Pearl Harbor survivors. There were 5 of our heroes present to accept the honors from the community.

Through the rain and wind, Flags waved and bands played, including a little known rendition of a song titled “Remember Pearl Harbor”.

After exchanging our wet bikes for cages, and dry clothes, Wordman and I attended a second Memorial at the USS Lexington Museum on Corpus Christi bay. The Lexington was the first ship into Tokyo Bay to signify the end of WWII. Here again the community displayed outpourings of thanks for the aging heroes and their fallen comrades being recognized today.
The Corpus Christi Fire Dept. Bagpipers joined the Veteran’s Band in this event. The high points were the Ceremonial bell ringing as the names of those lost were read, and the laying of the wreath overboard, performed by the two Pearl Harbor Survivors present.

Another overwhelming day spent with those who gave us the courage, drive and determination to carry on the patriotic fight to keep our country free, and remember those lost heroes who paaid the final price for those freedoms we enjoy today.

It’s all about the Mission, Honor and Respect, and the Ride!
Riding in memory for my Dad,USAA WWII/Stepdad USMC WWII-Iwo Survivor txbiker Rick Lyon ricklyon@cableone.net USAF Veteran Warrior’s Watch Rider- State Coordinator/South Texas Fire and Iron MC Station 18