This is the 6th Video for the 2020 11th Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride. This segment is from Utah through to Colorado. I was excited to go through CO, because I grew up there. In a town sittuated in North Denver area in between Boulder, and Westminster named Broomfield, CO.
This Video is Dedicated to the ones who suffer from Their Hidden Wounds. PTSD. Severe Depression really exists. There are so many more emotions that come with it. Hopelessness, Guilt, Shame, Feeling Insecure, Anxiety just to list a few. Its not about Being Happy or Sad and just get over it. I don’t Personally like the term PTSD, (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), I don’t consider it a Disorder. You don’t have to be in the Military to have. it. I would consider it PTS, (Post Traumatic Stress). This is anything in your Life that brings on Stress. You Loose Sleep, your Blood Pressure goes up, and your just are too tired to function. You would rather give up, and Crawl in a Closet and let Life Pass you By.
For me, it was the loss of my Older Brother Bill (51 yrs old). We were only 1 year apart, and we were Buddies. He was killed in a car accident Tragically on his way to work in the early morning hours on Valentines Day 5 years ago. He hit the Tracks of an excavator crossing the Highway with NO LIGHTS, NO CONES, NO BARRICADES OF ANY KIND. The Construction crew came in just to move it across the Freeway. THEY FAILED! My brother Paid the Price. He tried to Stop, but skidded over 120 feet before hitting the side of the Tracks of the. Excavator. He had his whole Life ahead of him, and he didn’t have to Die that way. I do have some Peace as the Depression comes & Goes. I think about him a lot. Riding my Harley is the BEST Therapy for me. He had his Bible in the Front Seat of his car, and he was a Strong Christian. I Know I will see him again. His last FaceBook Post was;
FOR HE WILL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE CONCERNING YOU. TO GUARD YOU IN ALL YOUR WAS. Psalm 91:11. Then He adds, “I am so glad God Never Sleeps”
For all Those Fighting The same Demons, My Prayer is for you to Seek Help. Find Someone to Talk to. Tomorrow is a New Day. Give it One More Day. Stay Strong and NEVER GIVE UP. Remember the ones gone Before us That Paid the Ultimate Price for our FREEDOMS. Don’t just Throw that away. May we NEVER FORGET THEM & HONOR THEIR FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND.
From the Perspective as a Rider
American Legion Rider
Treasure Valley, ID