• Close to 800 motorcycle riders followed by a caravan of support vehicles thundered down Binz-Engleman Road to Salado Creek Park.

    Ride

    Close to 800 motorcycle riders followed by a caravan of support vehicles thundered down Binz-Engleman Road to Salado Creek Park.

  • Terry Mullinburg, Texas Honor Ride coordinator, presents 502nd Mission Support Group commander, Col. Mary Garr, and Warrior and Family Support Center program manager, Judith Markelz, with a banner signed by all the riders who participated.

    Banner

    Terry Mullinburg, Texas Honor Ride coordinator, presents 502nd Mission Support Group commander, Col. Mary Garr, and Warrior and Family Support Center program manager, Judith Markelz, with a banner signed by all the riders who participated.

  • Warrior and Family Support Center volunteers served more than 800 motorcycle riders at Salado Creek Park.

    Serve food

    Warrior and Family Support Center volunteers served more than 800 motorcycle riders at Salado Creek Park.

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Close to 800 motorcycles and support vehicles traveled from Houston and other Texas cities to salute wounded warriors and Families during the Texas Honor Ride Nov. 13 with Salado Creek Park as the final destination.

The group celebrated its fifth anniversary this year.

During the ride, the bikers were escorted by the Blue Knights motorcycle patrols associated with state, county and municipal police departments.

This year, riders from American Legion Post 593 in Converse stationed members on the overpasses along Interstate Highway 10.

Velma Smith, a rider and a member of the American Legion Post who works at U.S. Army Medical Command, helped organize the salute to the bikers.

"It was awesome. Traffic on the highway honked horns to recognize us and the riders waved to salute our effort to thank them for making the trip every year," Smith said.

Page last updated Mon November 22nd, 2010 at 15:31