Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

Matthew Blount Memorial Ride for Wreaths across America By: Doug McDaniel

Written by  Doug McDaniel October 2, 2020

Well my fellow Legionnaires, it has been an active month for the Triple Nickel Riders. We received an invite from Carmona "Scrappy" Roque, ride coordinator of the US Military Vets MC, to join them on their annual charity ride on September 12th.

 

We met up with all the riders at Veteran Park in Alabaster. We then rode to the National Cemetery for a few moments of reflection about our fellow veterans who have passed on.

The ride continued on to Lawly, AL for some music, food and great comradery. On display was an outstanding traveling display called Eyes of Freedom, it's a very moving tribute to one unit's Fallen Heroes.

   Scrappy gathered all riders and guest together and thanked everyone for coming out and supporting them. They collected $580 worth of donations in which they honored us by donating the money to the Triple Nickel Riders to add to our efforts to raise money for Wreaths Across America. The donation was greatly welcomed and appreciated.

The Triple Nickel Riders hosted our annual Matthew Blount Memorial Ride on September 19th. The ride began at Heart of Dixie Harley Davidson.

   Our Road Captain, Will Hayes led us on a fantastic and smooth route to the National Cemetery and on to Beef O'Bradys. Barry Blount and Mrs. Terrie Blount placed flowers at Matthew's headstone and Barry delivered a very heartfelt story of our post namesake.

The riders continued on our journey to our final stop at Beef O'Bradys, where we gave out prizes and ate lunch all the while engaging in great conversation. The riders were able to collect $544 in donations to go toward our endeavor to purchase wreaths for our veterans at the national cemetery.

I like to say a big THANKS to everyone that made all this happen. It was a team effort!!

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