More than 700 motorcycle riders gathered for the seventh annual Phantom Thunder Mentorship Ride in Fort Hood, Texas on November 7. The 89th Military Police Brigade coordinated the ride. Bikers started at Fort Hood and rode to Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery. The ride shows that the Fort Hood community is committed to motorcycle safety and proper training.
“Motorcycle mentorship is not like going out and getting a license for a car,” said Commander Sgt. Maj. Peter Ladd. “There are obvious hazards with a motorcycle. Part of the mentorship program is creating awareness to what are the current policies and procedures that the Army is telling us that we as soldiers and motorcycle riders have to adhere by.”
Honoring Fallen Soldiers
When the riders arrived at the cemetery, they had a moment of silence and presented a wreath in honor of Veteran’s Day and fallen soldiers. Ladd said that as veterans, the cemetery had special significance to most of the riders.
“Our ability to ride motorcycles right now is in direct correlation to all those veterans who gave their life,” Ladd said. “This is our way of saying thank you, and it also represents our commitment to pave that way for future generations.”
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