Jan was killed in Afghanistan 16 years ago. There was a charity motorcycle ride for 15 years, with the money raised going to help veterans and their families in need. For a variety of personal reasons, I couldn't attend last year-- the first one I've missed in eons.
Last year was the final ride. Organizers thought 15 years was a good time to cap it off. Yesterday, it was a small picnic in Jessup-- food and drink, some music, raffles, etc.
It reminded me of when Jerry Lewis scaled back the telethon.
I stopped by for a few minutes, took a few pictures, caught up with some old friends.
While the event has changed, the mission remains the same.