Freedom Ride ~ June 14, 2018
25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride
30th Anniversary of the Vigil
Hesky Park "The Rock" Meredith, NH
”Ride to the Rock”
The vigil started 1987 when a very small group of individuals came together to stand to bring attention to the POW/MIA issue. In August of 1989 a citizen had joined us and had a plaque made to honor the group. So this year we come together to celebrate our 30 years of standing for those who don’t have a voice.
POW/MIA Vigil..Freedom Ride..'Together Always'
Thursday June 14, 2018, Freedom Ride line up at Lowe's Gilford by 5:00 pm, bikes leaving for Meredith at 6:00 pm to arrive for 7 pm.
25th Anniversary of the Freedom Ride. 30th Anniversary of the Vigil!.
As has been stated for the many years. Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability are still important.
Over the years people from the area, state and country have gathered in support of those POW's who have returned, their family, as well as those who did not and those MIA's and the abundance of evidence that shows were left behind. The theme, "When one American life is not worth the effort, we as Americans have lost" is still a fact and today with American soldiers, men and women, serving in harm's way, is even more important. We as American must stay vigilant on their behalf in support of their families.
Faith, Trust, Truth, Responsibility and Accountability…Facts outweigh Opinions..The Vigil Continues.
Rolling Thunder NH1 will be assisting with the lineup at Lowe’s.
Anyone riding should plan on being at Lowe's, 1407 Lake Shore Road [formerly K-Mart Plaza] in Gilford.
Plan on being there by 6:00pm ~ lineup is at 6:00pm and we will be leaving the parking lot by 6:15pm with a state trooper escort down route 3 to “The Rock” Hesky Park.
We need to arrive at Hesky Park and be prepared for the start of the vigil at 7:00pm.
The New Hampshire Army National Guard will be joining us in support of the Northeast POW/MIA Network Freedom Ride. The National Guard Hummer will be the last vehicle in the ride following the parade of bikes to Meredith, NH.
* If you are riding with a group we ask that you arrive with the group and fall into the line up ~ we will not allow bumping in the line for safety reasons.
*No vehicles other than the hummer will be allowed to be in with the motorcycles.
"VIETNAM FORMER POW
CAPTAIN RED MCDANIEL"
U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Published on Aug 28, 2014
Former Vietnam War POW, Captain "Red" McDaniel, recounts the story of his capture and
seven years in the "Hanoi Hilton" prison.
From "The American Veteran" Episode 1005
We are a completely volunteer organization, veterans and non-veterans, using awareness, communication, education, legislation, and compassion to assuage the pain associated with one of the most devastating outcomes of service to one’s Country. As we honor POW/MIAs, returned and still waiting to come home, we aggressively pursue means to return the missing and protect those serving.