Memorial Day is when we honor the soldiers who lost their lives protecting the freedoms of America. The fight for our rights worldwide, but what about those who protect our freedom domestically? We see police officers every day, but how often do we honor their sacrifice? Well, a ride here in Colorado does just that, and its connections to comradery and brotherhood might surprise you.
How Motorcyclists Honor Fallen Officers with a Ride
On June 1, the engines of around 100 motorcycles rode through Schriever Air Force Base, which is located near Colorado Springs. These riders came from miles around to participate in the 5th Annual Front Range Fallen Officer Memorial Ride.
The ride started at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station before hitting the road to Fort Carson, Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base and the United States Air Force Academy. At each stop, riders did their best to honor those who have been lost protecting justice here at home. Some of these riders shared a special connection with the fallen officers because they are former members of the US military.
There is a brotherhood between members of the military and officers in law enforcement. Both put their lives on the line to protect the public. Less than a week after our country celebrated the heroes of our military, the sacrifices of our hometown heroes were celebrated. As motorcyclists, we can also relate to this interconnectedness and add our own appreciation for those who lost their lives protecting us all.
To those who serve in the military and to those who serve in law enforcement, the motorcycling attorneys at Metier Law Firm wish to say thank you!