CASTLE VALLEY-BASED NONPROFIT USES MOTORCYCLE THERAPY TO REACH WOUNDED VETERANS
By Doug McMurdo
The Veterans Charity Ride to Sturgis began with a ceremony at Swanny Park July 25. The patriotic event featured bagpipes, a color guard from the American Legion in Moab, and the Utah Patriot Guard.
The guests of honor included 104-year-old Moab resident and World War II veteran Kate Thomson, who gamely rode in the sidecar of an Indian motorcycle, and men and women who were wounded in war. Some of the injuries they suffered were obvious. Amputees are hard to miss. Others were not visible at first glance – but those in attendance honored all of them.