On Thursday, April 5, 2012, twenty Charlottesville-area veterans of World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War will participate in the first Charlottesville Honor Ride to Washington, DC.
The bus trip, coordinated by the Senior Center, will include stops at the World War II Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and the Vietnam War Memorial, with a swing through Arlington National Ceremony as well. A stop to see the cherry blossoms (which should be in full bloom then) is also on the day's agenda.
This inaugural Charlottesville Honor Ride will leave from the parking lot at Crescent Halls at 500 South 1st St. (click here for directions) at 7:00am. The bus will return to Crescent Halls around 6:30pm. The trip is free of charge to the participants, thanks to generous donations from the City of Charlottesville and Terri Thelin, Programming Manager at NBC 29. The wonderful folks at Littlejohn's are donating boxed lunches, drinks and snacks for the participating veterans. Members of Boy Scout Troop 241 will greet the veterans and give them a celebratory send-off to thank them for their service to our country.
Participants must pre-register. For information about participating in an Honor Ride, please click here.
Many thanks to everyone who has come together to honor our veterans through this effort. We look forward to a successful first Charlottesville Honor Ride!