Airmen hit the road to honor veterans - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Airmen hit the road to honor veterans

May 27, 2004

Valdosta - Motorcycle riders from all over the country are hitting the roads for a Memorial Day Ride to the nation's capital. It's called the "Rolling Thunder" tour, and its a way for today's service men and women to honor those who've gone before them.

Eleven Airmen left Moody Air Force Base this morning for the 700 mile trip to Washington, D.C. "It will take us about eight days total, three days there, three days back, and one day at the memorial service," said Technical Sergeant Steven Parker. "I've been deployed, so coming back and being able to do this shows a lot of support. I've lost two friends in the war right now and its also a way to honor them."

"We're riding it to show solidarity and comradery with our veterans," said Major Eric Brewington. "It's for those who can't ride because I lost some friends personally through the years in this career and this is my way of remembering them and paying them honor."

"During our conflict, its good to remember all the past vets who've given their lives in the same fight we're fighting right now," said Parker. "We've all been there before, so I have real strong feelings about going to this service."

Last year, more than 300,000 bikers nationwide took part in the Rolling Thunder ride.

posted at 4:15 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com

 

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Lee Co. School System to host job fair for educators

    Lee Co. School System to host job fair for educators

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:03 PM EST2018-02-19 22:03:58 GMT
    The Lee County School System will be hosting a job fair on Thursday. (Source: WALB)The Lee County School System will be hosting a job fair on Thursday. (Source: WALB)

    The Lee County School System is looking for educators at all levels for the 2018-2019 school year.

    More >>

    The Lee County School System is looking for educators at all levels for the 2018-2019 school year.

    More >>
  • Manufacturing job fair to be held at Bainbridge State College

    Manufacturing job fair to be held at Bainbridge State College

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:50 PM EST2018-02-19 20:50:46 GMT
    There will be a job fair in Bainbridge this Thursday. (Source: Raycom Media)There will be a job fair in Bainbridge this Thursday. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Both experienced and inexperienced workers looking for a job in the Bainbridge and Decatur County area will have an opportunity to meet with manufacturing employers this Thursday.

    More >>

    Both experienced and inexperienced workers looking for a job in the Bainbridge and Decatur County area will have an opportunity to meet with manufacturing employers this Thursday.

    More >>
  • Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Valdosta man's murder conviction upheld

    Monday, February 19 2018 8:58 AM EST2018-02-19 13:58:20 GMT
    Monday, February 19 2018 10:06 AM EST2018-02-19 15:06:54 GMT

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>

    The Georgia Supreme Court issued a ruling Monday that upholds the 2011 conviction and life sentence for a Valdosta man.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly