2010 a great year for the Motorcycle Clubs across Canada and the USA.
PEI generosity was amazing.\
The 10th Ride for Dad had a lovely sunny day for touring PEI, Donations and sponsorship was great.
Our US allies had their annual Rolling Thunder ride in support of the military and Veterans.
by CBS News
Posted on May 30, 2010 at 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON -- The motorcycle-riding veterans known as Rolling Thunder are back in the nation's capital this weekend. Thousands of motorcyclists ride from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in in the annual Memorial Day weekend tribute to Veterans.
The Rolling Thunder participants cross the Memorial Bridge, pass by the Vietnam Memorial and stop at the Reflecting Pool, where Nancy Sinatra and others entertained and made remarks.
Organizers say this event is demonstration for veterans rights and a full accounting of POW's MIAs.
Welcome to a most extraordinary event, representing a most exceptional partnership. The 10th Anniversary Motorcycle Ride for Dads Celebration Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime national event that links the Military Families Fund and Motorcycle Ride for Dad, a grass-roots national movement of people who have a shared passion for motorcycling and prostate cancer awareness.
Starting in windswept St. Johns Newfoundland on August 1, 2010 and finishing in stately Victoria, British Columbia on August 29, 2010, an Army of Chrome and leather will weave its way through the Canadian heartland spreading the twin messages of Prostate Cancer awareness and Support for our Troops. The core of this unique tour will be a Vanguard of Riders making the entire coast to coast journey. Joined along the way by local riders and Motorcycle Ride for Dad Chapters, they will visit community events, and parade into ceremonies at major military bases across the country.
In this site, you will learn more about this tour; how to get involved, how to register, how to sponsor or donate, and about both Motorcycle Ride for Dad and the Military Families Fund.
The Motorcycle Ride For Dad and the 10th Anniversary Cross Canada Tour. Two separate events.
Here is how CTV News covered the Official Launch of the 10th Anniversary Cross Canada Tour in Ottawa on March 11th.
So as we see once again Canadians caring for Canadians. Including the ride along the Highway of Heroes.
With the permission of the Fitzparick family - This Repatriation Memorial Drive and Rally was dedicated to Cpl. Darren James Fitzpatrick 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry, CFB Edmonton who did not get a Repatriation Service as he in an Edmonton Hospital after succoring to his injuries from a road side bomb March 6 2010 in Afghanistan. Please attend all bridges and the rallies for the family so they may experience the gratefulness of Canadians for the service and sacrifice of the Fitzpatrick family.
These scenes across North America makes my heart swell with PRIDE as both a Canadian and a Veteran. Thank you one and all.
Thanks again to the PEI Chapter of the CAV.
GOOD NEWS AGAIN ! ! ! !
Via Rail gives free summer travel to soldiers, families
By ALTHIA RAJ, Parliamentary Bureau, QMI Agency
OTTAWA - The federal government and Via Rail will announce Monday they will provide members of the Canadian Forces and veterans free train passes this summer.
Our Armed Forces personnel do so much for us. It's nice to be able to give back to them and allow their families an opportunity to explore Canada, a senior government official said.
Members of the Forces and retired veterans will be able to travel in economy class for free during a six-week period, beginning on July 1, the source said. Discounts rates will apply to first class and sleeper car travel, as well as for members of their families.
This is the third time the program is being offered.
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