On Thursday, August 12th, over one hundred volunteers and veterans gathered together to ride their motorcycles almost 15 miles from Coralville, Iowa to Solon, Iowa. But this motorcycle ride wasn’t just another social ride, this ride was different. This ride meant a little more to each and every person who came out. These dedicated volunteers came together in participation with the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #406 to escort The Moving Wall, along its travels to the Solon Legion Ballfield.
Served and Sacrificed
One of BDC Group’s own was among the volunteers. Todd Shores, BDC Group’s Chief Financial Officer, volunteered his day, to be one of what he thought were just a few people who were going to escort this half-size, traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington DC. When he arrived Thursday morning in Coralville, he was in awe at how many people had shown up to do the same. “When I had originally agreed to participate, I was one of two…It was almost emotional to see all the people who came out, even those who pulled off on the side of the road for the [wall to pass].”
Todd is not a veteran himself, but like many has friends and family who have served and sacrificed for our country. “The camaraderie is one of the best parts. To be able to sit down and have a drink with people I don’t know, and to hear their stories, it’s powerful!” This kind of community support is just what the Solon American Legion Stinocher Post #406 is all about. In fact, the organization supports over 50 programs, events, and organizations to help their community, veterans, and country.
Supporting Our Staff