My husband and I rode in the 2014 Freedom Run yesterday. The ride is to the Middle East Conflict Memorial wall in Marseilles, IL.
When you sign up, you are given a dog tag with the name of one of our fallen US heroes. The tag I was given was that of SSG Lawson. I also made an etching of his name from the wall. SSG Lawson's name was one of the names read yesterday, one of 140 names added to the wall in the past year. Though I didn't know this man, yesterday I rode in his honor and memory. Thank you for your service.
To his family, if you would like the dog tag and etching, please email me from this post and I will gladly send them to you.