Memorial Ruck and Ride planned for Aug. 14
Each year veterans and community members gather to pay tribute to our Milam County fallen military members and their families through the activities of a ruck march and motorcycle ride along the dedicated highways in the county.
“While we observe Memorial Day for our fallen, this event provides the opportunity to actively march and ride together helping us connect directly to and reflect on the lives of military service members,” organizer Bobbie Wiesman said.
This year’s event will be held on Aug. 14.
Veteran and adaptive athlete, Kris Biggs, will lead the 8-mile ruck at 9 a.m. from the Cameron Fire Station to Denio’s Furniture store and back to the station.
Veteran and Combat Vets Motorcycle Association member, Matthew Klatt, will lead the ride at 10 a.m. from the Brookshire Bros parking lot in Rockdale to the Cameron Fire Station.
A lunch honoring Milam County Gold Star families will commence at 11 a.m. at the station.
Special guest speakers will be on hand to memorialize the service members.
All ruck participants are asked to park in the neighborhood behind the station and meet at the rear of the station. Both 15th Street and Fannin Avenue will be utilized for this event in addition to Highway 77 north of Cameron and Highway 77 south of Cameron.
The Memorial Ruck and Ride is still accepting donations for lunch and requests that all Gold Star families confirm with Bobbie Wiesman at (254) 482-3112 if they will be able to attend, so they may receive the honor they deserve.
The ruck welcomes all who would like to ruck march keeping in mind they are capable of an 8-mile march.
For more information you can contact Wiesman at firstname.lastname@example.org