Thursday, July 06, 2006

Soldier Ride National Tour 2006

While other people were enjoying their Fourth of July with barbecues, picnics, fireworks, concerts, and other celebrations, several cyclists, most of them wounded in the war on terrorism, took part in something absolutely commendable. They were taking part in Soldier Ride 2006, a cross-country cycling event to raise money and awareness for wounded servicemembers.
The theme of the 2006 cross-country ride is “America Still Remembers.” The ride is multi-funtional, serving to aid in the rehabilitation of veterans who return home with injuries incurred in the current military conflicts abroad. To quote the Soldier Ride website: "Participation in our cycling events provides these wounded warriors a foundation for the development of a positive self-image and outlook on life, which speeds the rehabilitation and recovery process...As the wounded service members participating in our ride cycle from city to city, we aim to show them that the country is still behind those who have sacrificed life or limb in support of our freedom. "
What an AWESOME event! The 2006 Soldier Ride will stop in over 70 cities across America -- it began on May 6th in Montauk, NY and will end on July 29th in San Diego, CA.
I applaud these people for their dedication to our wounded veterans.

Take a moment and check out their website!

Make a donation to Soldier Ride!

Post a message of support to the riders!

3 comments:

gawfer said...

Hey Proudfan,

Thanks for stopping by! I didn't realize it was you until I got here. I've popped in once before just to take a quick peak and like your page as well.

I think I'll just go ahead and put a link to your site in the Neighborhood.

Go Navy!

proud fan said...

Thanks gawfer!

Michelle said...

That's really neat. I hadn't heard about that. Thank you for the support that you show for our troops. It's really neat to see people who care enough to show their support.