‘Twas but weeks before Christmas and all through the home
Santa, his helpers and bikers did roam…
The Veterans Home in Barstow, California was buzzing with activity as the Warrior Brotherhood, a not-for-profit motorcycle club, reached out to say “Thank You” to veterans of wars past. Hugs, handshakes and gifts warmed the hearts of the residents and staff.
Without exception these warriors-on-two-wheels jumped at the chance to say “Thank you” and “Welcome Home” to veterans of wars, present and future. Here is a special shout-out to veterans of Iraqi and Enduring Freedom.
The Warrior Brotherhood’s local chapters come every year to bring Christmas cheer to the residents at the VHC-Barstow, veterans and their non-service connected spouses.
This possy is the antithesis to Hell’s Angels, the prototypical motorcycle gang. These easy riders are heroes, not posers, pushers or punks. They are active duty, reserve, and national guard who have served honorably. Bad boys need not apply.
The goal of Warriors Brotherhood is to provide “a sense of pride and mutual support for veterans who have served their country honorably.” They also provide a “positive image of military veterans and motorcycle riders.”
Here are some very heartfelt messages for our recently returning veterans from these very special warriors, although they don’t see themselves that way. One, John Perrell, just returned from Afghanistan in January, 2010.