On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 the Patriot Guard Riders, a national group of motorcycle riders that have an unwavering respect for those who risk their lives for the U.S. rode into Reinbeck. The group rode in for the preparation of the Remembering Our Fallen wall that is on display in the Reinbeck Memorial Legion room.
The Remembering Our Fallen dedication was created to honor those who lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. According to their website, "Its legacy will be that these men and women will never be forgotten and that their names will be remembered and spoken." This project was formed by Bill and Evonne Williams of Omaha and is now traveling throughout Iowa.
"This is awesome. Reinbeck should be proud. It's an honor to have this in Reinbeck," says local resident Donna Larsen.
Organizers Paulette Cross, Mike Kros, Kandie Vaughn and onlookers
On Friday, July 20th there will be an unveiling of a custom built Fallen Soldiers Memorial motorcycle. There will be a raffle to win this motorcycle.
The official Remembering Our Fallen ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 11 a.m. at the Reinbeck Memorial Building. The Remembrance Wall will be on display in the Legion room until July 25 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
"I'm very excited and feel honored," says local Auxiliary member Karen See.
The Wall of Remembrance also displays the names of Travis Vaughn and Keith Laborde.