On Saturday May 21st, 2016, I had the honor and privilege of attending one of the most amazing events and tribute to generosity and care for our Veterans. The amount of people supporting this cause was astonishing.
We took part of the ride from Lifestyle Cycles of Anaheim to Irvine Lake where the event was taking place. Freeways and toll roads were closed and the caravan escorted to assure the thousands of bikes had easy flow to the event. As I rode in the back of my husband’s bike, my husband being a veteran himself, I have to admit I had tears in my eyes in seeing the extraordinary turnout and support, bikers and veterans from all over showed, by attending this ride and event. I have to admit I was speechless and humbled to be a small part of something so big and meaningful.
"The America Ride"
Lifestyle Cycles of Anaheim organized and presented a magnificent event to support The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation and to create and increase awareness of the many Veterans that every single day take their own lives because of the affects of PTSD. “Patriotic Service Dog Foundation” is dedicated to provide service dogs to the men and women that have served our country and have been afflicted by debilitating physical and mental injuries.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, 22 American Veterans take their own lives every single day due to PTSD, brain injuries and other physical disabilities. The focus of “The Patriotic Service Dog Foundation” is to help diminish these statistics from 22 to ZERO by providing a trained dog to anyone in need. No Veteran should be faced with such loneliness and helplessness after the sacrifices they have made while serving our country. The event also recognized K9 Officers and the amazing work they do on a daily basis to help keep us safe.
A tribute was made to Grand Marshal “Bruno” from the Anaheim Police Department for his valuable service to the community.
This weekend was truly an example of how so many, from different places in their lives, can come together for something that means so much. #theamericaride