IL Motorcycle Freedom Run 'Return to the Wall' - Marseilles, IL
Return to the Wall
|Start Date:||Jun 19th, 2010|
|End Date:||Jun 19th, 2010|
Gathering of the bikes at 6:00 a.m. Grundy County Fairgrounds, Rt.47, Morris, leaving for 200 Riverfront Dr, Marseilles, IL at 10:15.
Memorial Service at 1:00p.m., Celebration of our Freedom from 3:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. including entertainment
We just got tired of the Anti war demonstrations being conducted in Chicago and decided to stage a Support our Troops demonstration of our own. Things kind of snowballed and there we were riding from Chicago Heights along Rt.1 with 5,000 motorcycles on their way to St.Anne, Illinois to deliver a monument and to build a park in their town. Every inch of the run was covered with American Patriots and young children in strollers. Some were sitting in beach chairs until we approached and they jumped up waving their American flags and cheering us on. There were homemade signs that said Support our Troops and Bless you. We had given a voice to the silent majority who still believed in their country and grieved the deaths and the wounds of our young people. This was how Real America really felt. We promised that we would never let the fallen ever be forgotten, so the following year, we placed the beginnings of the Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial. This wall consisted of the names of all the fallen from 1979 to 2004 from the entire United States. This is our 8th run to the wall; and every year it seems that we find another dimension to the healing power of our wall. This wall was a gift of love and respect from the American Patriotic community who could not wait for the red tape of the government to say thank you to the many families who sacrificed it all for the freedom we hold so dear. Please join us for our re-dedication service to honor the new fallen heroes being added to the wall and the remembrance of those heroes whose names have already been engraved on the wall. Help us show the Gold Starfamilies that their loved ones will never be forgotten.
Saturday, 19 June, 2010