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Motorcycling has been a life changing experience. I hope sharing the info and pictures on the Blog gives you some idea how impressed I am with the experience, travel and the people I have met. Made new friends especially among Riders here in Orange County. Special recognition to Johney (Wrench)-helps with all the maintenance stuff+rides, plus other great riding friends: Ken Y., Luis V. & Minita, Chuck & Patty, John R., Joe, Carolyn, Gregg, Charlie & Carol, Rick, Stan P., Ed & Susan P., Barry, plus Terry, Bob B., Brian H., Glenn, William & Daveta Jo, Bob (Concho) and others. ************* DISCLAIMER: This is my personal write-up (Blog) of motorcycling news, rides and events that I am involved with in some way and not affiliated with any group, organization or club that might be mentioned herein. There should be no confusion regarding the fact these are my personal comments and not those of any other entity.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.

Amazing scenery, great ride, wonderful time.
Monument Valley, Utah-9/2011 photo by Johney Harper!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Traveling Vietnam Wall exhibit at Rose Hills

Two of our vet reps, Stan and Chuck organized a ride to Rose Hills for the opening ceremony of the Wall Exhibit.  Quite a sight, seeing all those names on a replica of the real wall in Washington D.C.  This is a 3/4 size replica with all the names-over 58,000, etched into the black granite (or synthetic) walls.  You can do a pencil rubbing of the names and all are on a computer database to locate anyone you care to look up.  Both Stan and Chuck had several names to look up as they were there.  I am more impressed every time I hear a story from Stan or Chuck about their experiences-truly heroic and I'm sure there are others in our chapter that were there as well.  Stan, a really decorated veteran was a Medic.

 Guest speakers included Sheriff Lee Baca and Sgt Jose Ramos.  Sgt Ramos speech was really from the heart and like many that experienced it has overcome a lot and has become a representative for many California Vets.
Stan on the left and Chuck on the right

Some exhibits and displays of items from the
Viet Nam Experience.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Enjoyed your pictures. I'm the Marine Sgt marching our team "All Forces Honor Guard". I ride a 02 Vulcan Drifter when ever I can. It was honor posting the Colors. I was in VN back in '66. How time flies!
Ride safe
Chuck Parra