25th CAB honors veterans, safety during motorcycle ride

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

Story and Photos by
Staff Sgt. Mike Alberts
25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs,  25th Infantry Division

Soldiers of the 25th CAB take off on their motorcycles, from Wheeler Army Airfield, to join other 25th ID Soldiers during a Veterans Day motorcycle ride from Schofield Barracks, Nov. 10. WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — The rumblings of motorcycle engines that could be heard across the installation were caused by more than 60 Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, as they prepared to embark on a sponsored Veterans Day Ride, here, Nov. 10. 

Riders joined more than 90 other riders from across the 25th ID at Schofield Barracks, where they all participated in a brief prayer and moment of silence to honor veterans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in wars, past and present. 

The group then traveled through Schofield Barracks and along city highways and streets en route to their final destination at the Punchbowl National Cemetery in Honolulu.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Marshall, battalion operations noncommissioned officer in charge, 2nd Battalion, 25th Avn. Regiment, 25th CAB, organized and coordinated the event for the 25th CAB. For him, the day’s event was uniquely special.

“Punchbowl is a moving and stirring place for most Soldiers,” he said. “Several in our group have family and friends buried there and were able to pay their respects. 

“For all of us in the motorcycle community, it was a great way and location to interact with (the) community in a positive way,” he added. “(It was also a way to meet) during such a solemn event where we could absorb the atmosphere together and pay our respects together to all fallen veterans, past and present.”

 

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