Texas Honor Ride thanks wounded veterans, Families
November 22, 2010
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.