The Warriors on Wheels Cycling Club rode through Skidmore on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, around 9 a.m. Students from S-T were waiting to greet them, waving flags and holding signs thanking them for their service, while they high-fived each veteran as they passed.
Staff Sgt. Nieves Rodriguez received special recognition during the Wounded Warriors stop in Beeville Sunday. Rodriguez, a veteran who completed two tours in Iraq, made the six-day trek from Wichita Falls all the way to Corpus Christi, stopping in his hometown of Beeville on the way. Here, Rudy Garcia, a veteran, holds a jersey with his number on it from when he played football.
A crowd of about 150 gathered Sunday to welcome the riders of the Warriors on Wheels Cycling Club into Beeville.
Jason Collins photo.Bee County Sheriff's deputies escorted the Wounded Warrior riders south down U.S. Highway 181 and on into Skidmore. Juniro High and High school students greated the riders with flags and banners Monday morning.
Riders in the Warriors on Wheels Cycling Club make their way into Skidmore Monday morning as they made their way south. The group of war veterans, young and old, cycled through Beeville on Sunday as part of an event called Ride Texas 2013. The participants began their six-day trip in Wichita Falls and made a journey of more than 500 miles to Corpus Christi, to raise money and awareness for U.S. troops. The bikers were escorted from Beeville, through the county, by deputies, volunteer firefighters and a host of other supporters.
A crowd of about 150 gathered Sunday to welcome the riders of the Warriors on Wheels Cycling Club into Beeville. Residents lined downtown and then congregated on the courthouse steps for a brief ceremony. Minos Talarantas, the owner of the Beeville Diner, provided a free meal for all of the cyclists when they arrived in town.