May 29, 2013

‘Ride to Francis’: Memorial Day

A satellite view of
our Memorial Day
The morning was overcast and cool but still dry, and then as Dave rode the final leg of his Memorial Day "Ride to Francis" to Leavenworth National Cemetery the skies broke open.
The rain only came on stronger as we crowded under umbrellas near the shelter for the service, including the recognition of memorial wreaths. Dave had traveled 1,502 miles to present the "Ride to Francis" wreath, a special moment for him and for all of us who were with him.

Bob, Dave, and Heather
Following the ceremony we gathered at Francis's gravesite to remember him, share poetry and stories, and lay the wreath in his memory. His spirit lives on through all of us who knew and loved him and through so many more who've been touched by the good works of his memorial fund.

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