Vermont's Thunder Ride to Honor Our Veterans

Published 05/25 2014 08:53PM

Updated 05/26 2014 03:34AM

RICHMOND, VT- For the Memorial Day Weekend, more than 1,000 riders jumped on their motorcycles and took off in honor of Vermont Veterans.

Sunday afternoon, the Vermont's Thunder Ride began in Richmond and ended in Enosburg.

During the 137 mile stretch, riders said is a time to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and continue to serve in the military.

It's also a way to provide helpful services to local veterans.

"Our sole purpose is to raise funds to help veterans. Any opportunity that comes up, we get out there," said Donald Edwards, Chapter Commander.

"Being able to honor the veterans. That's the big thing, that's what we do," said Bob Wheeler, Vermont Thunder Crew.

The ride was free, but Vermont Thunder pins, patches, and flags were sold beforehand to raise money for veterans and their families.

Of course, donations were accepted too.

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