Lz lambeau

Discussion in 'Events' started by sharpscuba, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Hey Guys and Gals,

    I am starting this thread to see if anyone has any intrest
    in making the run out to Lacrosse and then riding back to Green Bay in Honor of My fellow brother's and sisters who for some never came home. It has been a long time gone and for many forgotten! But in the mind of the soldier that fought those battles the scar will forever live. As we, I, grow older, those days are still like yesterday. The faces of my brothers will never change as if they have been captured in a time warp deep in my mind. It was and still is an Honor to have served. I salute the flag every day and as I do I pray that someday when riding on the Heavens highway I will again meet those that I could not say goodbye to and embrace them with the love and friendship that we had.

    So to all I offer to share with you the ride in their Honor.

    LZ Lambeau
     
  2. Butch

    Butch Active Member

    227
    26
    0

    I just wanted to add that for those not wanting to do the complete run across the state, there will also be a staging in Appleton, WI hooking up with La Cross riders and continuing on.

    I don't have any other details on the Appleton location/time etc., though the word that was put out to the American Legion Riders in Milwaukee was that they are also working on having Huey's escort the riders from Appleton to the stadium. If they get it worked out, THAT should be impressive.
     
  3. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Thanks Butch...lets get the word out and have a showing that we never saw back then!
     
  4. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    I look forward to it Top!
     
  5. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    As of right now that is what I was thinking also. Just waiting to see what the actual route is going to be and if others respond. I will keep you a post!
     
  6. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Well for those of you who care I just want to say that the LZ Lambeau ride was all that it could be. My favorite was riding through the town of Freedom. I must admit that the tears flowed thoughout. The entire town was out with their signs with thank you's everywhere. There were gentlemen from WWll and Korea standing at attention with a salute that any DI would of been proud of. The schools had all the kids out showing that yes ..we are appriciated for our service. It was a very humble weekend for me. I had hoped to meet lost friends from the past but did not. I did have the honor meeting a fellow blackhawk from the land of Hon Cong moutain. He had cleared the way as he stood on the mountain top back in 68. I won't go into what happened on that mountain but those of you who were there know. I would like to thank all of the law enforcement agency's that provided the safe conduct we were blessed with. A special thanks to the entire town of Green Bay wisconsin for their support. And of course the Green Bay Packers for their generosity in allowing the use of Lambeau field for this great event.
    I did not ride in the Huey...(something about riding in a dust-off if you know what I mean) but the sound of that life saving bird was music to my ears. I would like to thank the Iowa national guard for bringing those beautiful machines for all of us to enjoy.
    Lastly.. I would like to thank all of my fellow brothers and sisters and give them a salute and a welcome home. Bless all that have served and who are serving now. Like one of the signs I saw in the town of freedom stated.... We would not be here if not for you!
    God Bless this great country!
    Scouts out.
     
  7. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Here are a few pictures of this wonderful and somber event.
     

    Attached Files:

  8. sharpscuba

    sharpscuba Banned

    945
    0
    1
    Here are a couple more. The old guy standing by the helicopter is yours truly.
     

    Attached Files: