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Ride Report for Ride Captain Silverhawk

 

On Sunday, November 11 at 11 am, 4 Warriors’ Watch Riders, 1 Combat Vets MC Assn member and 1 American Legion Rider participated in the Veterans Day Ceremony in Milford, PA, organized by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 623.
It was a beautiful day, so we were able to “2 wheel” it.
While we were getting off of the bikes, I heard, “Hey, Miss Warriors’ Watch!!”  (That nickname is fine with me!)  It was one of our friends from the VVA coming over to ask if Kathy and I would like to do the Wreath Laying.  What an incredible honor that was!!
The ceremony was beautiful, and after the speeches, we rode down to the banks of the Delaware, where a wreath was placed in the water to honor those lost at sea.
We met some legends that day.  Sonia Gatzke, an 89 year old WWII Nurse, spent 3 and one half years as a nurse on a Navy ship.  She is simply amazing.  Another WWII Veteteran we met had an “Airborne” sticker adorning his cane.  Walter Hughes was a member of the 504th PIR (Parachute Infantry Regiment) and jumped into Holland during Operation Market Garden (the story of this battle was told in the movie, “A Bridge Too Far.”).  He also fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
Any time we honor our heroes, we come away moved and inspired, but this day was extra special.  I still do not have words to accurately describe this experience.  It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of this ceremony.
Submitted by: Silverhawk