It was a nice way to spend part of a Sunday afternoon.
Yesterday was the 8th annual SGT Jan Argonish Motorcycle Ride.
I never met Jan, but I have gotten to know Jan's father, Mike, since Jan was killed in Afghanistan in August of 2007.
The Run goes from Dalton, through the mid valley, and back again. Money raised goes to charity. The criteria-- the money goes to organizations Jan would have endorsed. Over the years, the money has helped veterans, the elderly, those in active service, kids, and everyone in between.
As I told Jan's father yesterday, I'm sorry about the circumstances that brought us here, but a lot of good has come from an awful event.
The top photo is the motorcycles leaving Dalton. Below, the ride up Dunmore Street in Throop.