HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – Massachusetts and Connecticut bikers have been busy this weekend helping raise money to help our veterans.
They spent the morning gathering on Berkshire Avenue for the ride to Hartford, where they joined Connecticut biker clubs. Their goal is to raise money to help the families of veterans in need.
Richazrd Gardner is president of the Springfield chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, an African American motorcycle club dedicated to community service.
Richazrd Gardner, told 22News, “We want to support each other. We do give back to the community to support veterans all we’re trying to do is to meet with the veterans in the Hartford chapter.”
It’s been a weekend of bikers’ commitments to the needs of veterans. Hundreds of men and women on motorcycle gathered Saturday at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home.
They rode though western Massachusetts raising money for programs that improve the quality of life for the aging residents of the Soldier’s Home, many of whom are veterans who served their country during World War II.
The outpouring of support for the servicemen and women of many wars is a tribute leading up to Memorial Day events honoring out nation’s war dead.