Motorcycles Rumble Across West Texas In Ride to Remember 5/27/13
CBS 7 News
May 27, 2013
It’s easy to forget the meaning behind Memorial Day, but each year West Texans honor the fallen in a unique way.
And today we hit the road to see this year’s Ride To Remember.
"Wild" Bill McNeill\Organizer Claudette Waddingham\Rider - Ride To Remember]
They ride to remember those who gave their lives.
"God bless those who have given their lives to America,” said Teresa Galloway of the Patriot Guard Riders in the ceremony this morning.
With flags billowing in the wind, a community pauses to remember.
"Do not mourn that such men died,” said “Wild” Bill McNeill, an organizer of the Ride To Remember and member of the Patriot Guard. “But thank God that such men lived."
The eyes of the basin looking on...flags saluting in respect...they ride on.
"It makes me feel good to know that there are still people in this country that remember Memorial Day,” McNeill said.
For many Vietnam veterans, today's reception is a far cry from their homecomings.
"They were spit on, they were icked, they were cast out of society,” said Claudette Waddingham, who rode in the ride. "And for them to be able to know they’ve got that freedom now..they are some of our biggest supporters here.”
Headlights glistening in the Texas sun, they ride with pride on this Memorial Day.