As an Army Brat, I have always had a healthy love for our military, but since my son enlisted in the Air Force, I have a new appreciation for our Armed Forces and the holidays that celebrate them. Today we are celebrating our military service people who gave their lives while serving their country. America isn't perfect but it is beloved by many, perhaps not for what it is today, but the dream of what it can one day become.
In celebration, we took a ride with about 500 other bikers last Sunday. There were bikes in front of us and behind us on the road as far as the eye could see. It. Was. Epic!
We all rallied at Barb's Harley Davidson in Mt. Ephraim, NJ first thing in the morning and then shut down the NJ Turnpike from exit 3 to exit 5. The police and fire departments closed down all the towns between exit 5 on the turnpike and McGuire/Fort Dix. We got to ride our motorcycles on the military air strip, where fighter planes were enclosed in the hangers and then we closed the day with a party/picnic on base. Man, what an amazing charity event to be a part of!
The highlight of the day for me was when people lined up for over 45 minutes to sign the banner we got for our son's graduation. He graduated from basic training on Wednesday in San Antonio, TX and we presented the banner to him at the end of the Airmans' Run. There may have been some tears. But that's how proud parents express themselves when one of their children rock the socks off life. Chris is my hero!
Anyway, I am sharing some photos below of the ride and then Chris' graduation. We could not be more pleased with the events of the last week. We are beyond blessed! Thank you for celebrating with us. To our armed forces, veterans and family members, thank you for your service and sacrifice. You are and forever will be my heroes. ❤️
My name is Carla Helené. I am a cheeky naturalista, serial entrepreneur, speaker, educator and self love advocate who encourages women to embrace their truth, love themselves and make margaritas out of life’s lemons. Is there a recipe for this? I’m not sure I but I know we can figure it out together.
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