FM ran the Ottawa Marathon yesterday so we were out of town all weekend. We arrived back home today around 4:30 and found out about a BBQ at a friend’s house at 5:00 pm. They were hosting the parents of a fallen soldier who had come into town to attend their son’s “memorial ride.” Their son was a part of FM’s unit and was killed last year on 1 June. Although I was tired from the trip, it was more important for us to meet the parents who had lost so much and to offer whatever support we could.
I’m so glad we met them ~ they are an interesting and gracious couple. They told us about the Travis Atkins Inaugural Memorial ride which raised money for the children of fallen soldiers. We already spoke about next year’s ride and will make sure we stay in town to participate. FM may have to borrow his Dad’s motorcycle 😉