My husband always rides in our local Veterans Day Parade with the Oregon Veterans Motorcycle Club. Josiah has been riding behind Michael in the parade for a few years now. This is the only time Josiah gets to ride on the back of the motorcycle, so it is extra special for him.
It wasn't raining or snowing this year, so we had a great turn out. In fact, best I've ever seen. Many of us MOPS and homeschool moms all met up to watch the parade together. It was a blast! The public schools were released that day as well, so lots of families with kids there.
The local National Guard made their appearance in the parade. No tank this year. Probably had something to do with the unit being deployed to Iraq.
There we several veteran motorcycle groups riding together, so it made quite an awesome racket. Love the noise of a bunch of big bikes! These guys are true patriots, ready to serve the families of deployed soldiers in whatever way they can.
|I know this is blurry (I've got to figure out how to capture action better with my camera), but here is another picture of Michael and Josiah riding together. I don't think he's having a good time or anything ;o)|
After the parade, Michael pulled up to where we were watching and let Hailey sit on the back of the bike, too. Future biker chick right there!
Anyway, thanks to all of you who commented on the last post. My cousin and his wife were so encouraged by all your sweet comments. Hope you all managed to find a Veterans Day parade or at least thanked a vet or his family. I believe strongly in teaching our kids patriotism and how to help support families of soldiers left behind in practical ways. It won't be too long before our family will be in the same boat again.