I remember where I was, what I was doing, what I had on, and who I was with twelve years ago on September 11th. It truly look the entire day to fully grasp what had just happened.
It was a few years back when a biker group did something for my son that left me with my bottom lip on the floor. A biker group had heard about our son, Shawn Jr. They also heard that we needed so many things for him, and couldn’t get help from anyone. We didn’t know where to turn or what to do. One afternoon we heard this Rumble, we look outside, and as far as the eye could see, bikers! They all rode 4 hours one way, to bring my husband and I a check to help get Shawn Jr. a new wheelchair and anything else we needed. Out of the blue, I don’t know how this group heard about our son, or the issues we were having. We didn’t know any of them, but they did not care. Not one bit, they still rode all day to drop off a check, and help a little boy they had never meet. That day changed me, I think it changed all of us. It was the first time I had experienced that kind of kindness! I will always love bikers, sure they look tough, but they stand up for what they belive in, and many of them go out of their way to help, be kind, and stand up for what they belive in.
What happens when bikers and social media connect? I’m sure you have already heard about the 2 million bikers to D.C. ride! A ride in remembrance of 9/11, an amazing event to honor those who were killed on 9/11, and their families who they left behind, in honor and remembrance of all our men and women in uniform who have fought for our country. .
While they might not have reached 2 million bikers, they came pretty darn close, and made many Americans proud! They did something that many of us needed to remember that we are American and we should be proud!
I don’t know how the ride made you feel, but it made me cry tears of joy!
That day when they showed up at my front door they left me in tears because nobody has ever expressed that type of kindness toward my son, and today they left me in tears, because I like many other Americans I was truly proud to be an American!
While I was on the 2 Million Bikers to DC Facebook page, I noticed the below post, and I wanted to share!