On Tuesday, December 10th, The Bridge at Ridgely was honored to have Rolling Thunder visit their center. Rolling Thunder is a motorcycle organization made up of both veterans and non-veteran members alike who volunteer their time touring the United States to bring attention to the United States 86,000 POW/MIA that have been left behind from every war beginning with Vietnam. The organization has 90 chartered chapters whose main philosophy is “We will never forget.” Their organization has not only brought attention to the issue, but they are also responsible for championing the Missing Service Personnel Act of 1993.
Tuesday’s event was both informative and moving as approximately 100 elders, community members, stakeholders, and members of the press gathered in the facility’s dining room to watch the program that featured an empty table with five place settings set to represent each of the branches of military in the US. The table was symbolically set with china and glasswear and laid on top of the table were hats belonging to each branch of the military. As TAPS was playing in the background, all participants made a toast to the service men and women who never came home to the family dinner table.
The Bridge at Ridgely, a Signature Healthcare community, would like to say thank you to the members of Rolling Thunder, but most importantly to the service men and women and their families who sacrifice their lives protecting our freedom.
Let Us Never Forget!