Sunday, September 20, 2009

Minnesota Flagline 2009....

I participated today with the Minnesota Patriot Guard's Flagline 2009. The 25-member St. Cloud contingent met at Perkin's and proceeded to Randall, to top off our tanks before we headed off to Ripley. But little did I realize that 25 members would actually morph into the 1000 plus riders from across the state:We congregated at Pillager before we made our final trek toward Ripley

All through our ride, there were well-wishers on the side of the road, waving flags and showing their support! It was an unbelievable rush seeing nothing but bikes both in front and behind you for as long as the eye could see, as the line of bikes stretched for over a mile.

The most poignant part of our ride went through the Veteran's Cemetery near Ripley, and it was at once awe inspiring and tearful, as we honored our brave men and women who gave their all for the cause of freedom.

All in all, around 1400 flags lined the road at Camp Ripley. I met some new friends, and got to interact with a lot of our nation's finest men and women.

Story here.