Memorial Day Weekend
Sunday May 24th, we decided to hop on the Harley and take part in the Annual **Vermont Thunder** motorcycle run ~ 100's of motorcyclists from all over New England gathered to honor our "fallen brothers & sisters, and bring attention to those still MIA/POW". This was similar to the one you probably heard about in Washington DC. ~ except we went through quite a few small towns. In between those towns, we were able to get our speed up ~ it was fun, and loud!
The ride began at the Vermont Vietnam Veterans Memorial Welcome Center in Sharon, where they had the wreath laying ceremony. Next, they left for the town of Richmond where we joined in on the ride to the final destination in Enosburg Falls.
We had police escorts in front & back, and at all major intersections along the way. Spectators lined up along the roads to wave and show their support. Truly an amazing day to say the least!
It was a gorgeous day for the ride (high 70's) ~ we traveled just over 100 miles.
I called my daughter to ask her if she by chance heard the "Thunder", which she did, and managed to take pictures with her camera as they passed by.
She had no clue that Jamie and me were joining the run. Something we will always remember ~ and look forward to doing again next year, and many years to come!
~ The local news reported approx 700 motorcycles joined in for the ride ~
After that we came home, cleaned up, and met with Jamie's son who was up from Boston with his GF for dinner ~ it was a great day!