|Amvets Post #49, Cedar Falls, Iowa 258 flags representing fallen soldiers|
We all started at the Amvets, Post 49 with the Memorial Day ceremony where Dave was the guest speaker. The wind was howling and the flags were talking. Every time a name of a fallen soldier was spoken, the flags snapped, crackled, and popped! It was if they all could see us there, remembering them and their sacrifice for our freedom. God Bless the United States of America!!
Our ride was led by Capt. Kirk who took us southeast on some great curvy roads. It was quite windy but it wasn't cold. In fact, we all got quite sunburned (fried). We stopped at the cemetery in Waterloo, Brandon, Vinton, Kirk's house outside of LaPorte City, and back into Cedar Falls to Mr. G's. It was a memorable ride.
|We are joined on this ride by Brad and Kandie Vaughn. Their son was killed in Afghanistan, February 2006|
|Chris Neiderhauser in dress blues. Got to love a man in uniform!|
|Chris and Dave|
|Photo Op with the Mayor of Cedar Falls, Jon Crews|
|Travis Vaughn: Graveside. Travis served in the 160th and was also a Nightstalker. His chinook crashed, killing him and several other soldiers.|
|Night Stalkers Don't Quit!|
|Dave's dad and mom: graveside. Dave's dad served as a combat medic in WWII and landed on Omaha Beach. Later he was in General George Patton's 3rd Army|
|Outside at Mickey's in Vinton|
|Kandie showing more attitude|
|Mickey's is painted black, walls and ceiling. We are by the palm tree|
|Wallpaper in the men's bathroom. NO, I did NOT take this picture!|
|Kandie: "Getting Fried!"|
|Back Row: Lori Miller, Kandie, Lois Front Row: Perry Miller, Brad, Kirk, and Dave|