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Escort For The Ohio National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

Escort For The Ohio National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

I joined with hundreds of other bikers today to escort the 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defence Artillery from the Ohio National Guard to their departure to the middle east.

It was sad to see them saying goodbyes to their loved ones. The outpouring from the many communities we passed was incredible. Fire trucks raised flags, workers left their factories to line the roads, people were standing in their driveways, families lined the streets, law enforcement groups saluted as we passed, and people waved from the overpasses.

These are great young men and women and I wish them the best as they carry out their duties.

Wreaths Across America Challenge

I went to the Wreaths Across America Challenge at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark, Ohio. It was a good service to give honor to the fallen Veterans that lay there at Christmas time.

During the ceremony, a speaker challenged all in attendance to look up the name of a grave that a wreath was laid on. Mine was Preston Scott Sr. The idea was for the younger people to understand that these were all real people, with real lives, families, hopes, and dreams not unlike anyone else that they know or love. I did it out of curiosity to see exactly whom I was honoring that day.

Preston Scott Sr. grave marker.
Grave marker of Preston Scott Sr. in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

His obituary had condolences were full of notes from people who loved him dearly. Many who worked, worshipped, and volunteered with him in many activities. He was a very good man and more than worthy of this simple token of appreciation for his service.