Feature Story Sunday June 17, 2012
The Freedom They Fought For
Ride for the Fallen fundraiser pays respect to troops lost in combat and helps support Silver Cross families
A 3rd CAV Ubique Unit member salutes at the Sapper's cenotaph during a wreath-laying ceremony last weekend.
t's about the families left behind. The mothers, the wives and the kids.
Last Saturday, the Ride for the Fallen left Trev Deeley's in Vancouver and headed for Sapper's Memorial Cenotaph in Chilliwack where they met up with Silver Cross families, veterans and supporters for a memorial service.
Each year, the 3rd CAV Ubique Unit hold the fundraiser ride including a wreath-laying ceremony for families who lost loved ones in conflict.
This year was a little different for the 3rd CAV Ubique, who put together a specially designed motorcycle for 26-year-old soldier Dan Scott.
Scott, now a reservist, was seriously injured 2 years ago in Afghanistan by schrapnel from a land mine near Kandahar.
He used to love riding motorcycles but after his accident had trouble sitting properly, so CAV members put together a "bobber", a shortened bike with a short wheel base which will allow Scott to once again take up his passion for riding.
The presentation was made in Vancouver to Scott's mother.
About Honour House
Honour House Society is an independent registered charity whose objective to provide free interim accommodation for the families of Canadian Forces members, as well as those of the ambulance, fire, law enforcement services, while the members are receiving care in the Metro Vancouver area. Honour House is a place of refuge where families may enjoy a degree of normal family life despite the stress of their circumstances.
About CAV Ubique
CAV is a national organization of veterans and their supporters who ride side by side saluting the sacrifices of the past, present and future of the Canadian Armed Forces while helping others in their communities.
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