Time for a new ride!
The TdYB has been going strong and it seems there is interest in another event.
While the TdYB has been centered around cancer, cancer victims and cancer survivors, this event is going to be a bit more macroscopic.
I believe that anyone who has been in combat, police service, fire service, emergency medical services and other organizations that ensure our way of life is safe have been exposed to scenes that may be unimaginable to others. The fact of the matter is, many are not in the forefront of the public's mind simply because their job is done "behind the curtain", so to speak.
The injuries suffered by these individuals do not always have to be the result of incoming fire or an IED that results in the loss of a limb. The "inside" injuries, PTSD being a big one are not always visible on the outside. The same goes for the reintegration in to "home life" and the stressors of being away from your family and now have to reassimilate in to "daily life."
Our heroes and heroines do not have to wear camo or a badge. These heroes and heroines can be behind the wire. Physical therapists, psychologists/psychiatrists, nurses, physicians. The web of heroes extends way behind the point man.
Just remember, our heroes and heroines do not have to only be two-legged. These soldiers are defending us at home and abroad:
And they too, do make the ultimate sacrifice:
This is the bracelet that will be circulating although I opted for a nylon fast-release buckle in the interest of safety while cycling:
along with a journal.
Let us never forget: