California - After-ride party at Dingus McGee's celebrates veterans
Kickstands go up at 11 a.m. July 29 for the second annual 111-Mile Motorcycle Run benefitting the veterans served by the Forgotten Soldier Program.
Organizers look forward to good weather for the ride; last year's event, held in November, was rained out. Mark Korb was one of only three riders who braved the rain for the ride.
"I think it's a very worthwhile program," Korb said of Forgotten Soldier, where he serves on the board of directors. "I served my year and a half of ROTC in college, and that was all I ever did as far as that goes, but that doesn't mean I don't support the vets in what they do."
The Forgotten Soldier Program, which has been serving veterans since 2004 and received its nonprofit status in 2010, has the mission to "assist veterans and their families through an integrative approach of alternative health care, life skill tools and education."
"A lot of them come in in a great deal of stress and with a lot of difficulties," said April Anderson, adding that services are offered to the veterans free of charge. It costs about $380 per month to serve each veteran.
One massage therapist saw 55 veterans in the month of February, Anderson said. Other practitioners offer counseling, marriage and family services, holistic nutrition, acupuncture, art therapy, suicide prevention and Tai Chi, among others. The program serves veterans from all military branches and eras.
Disclaimer: The opinions in this article are solely those of the writer, and may not reflect the beliefs of anyone at the Biker News Network/Outlaw Biker World.
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of political, human rights, economic, democracy, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied in a way that constitutes
copyright infringement and is accessible on this site or through this service,
you may notify our copyright agent, as set forth in the Digital Millennium
Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). For your complaint to be valid under the DMCA, it must meet certain criteria, and you must
Click Here to contact acting agent.