The 2014 Tour of Honor began today and runs thru November 30th. I have ridden to the Oklahoma sites the last 2 years and was the 2nd person to ride to all 7 last year. I rode to 4 of the sites today. This is a great way to honor those who have served in our nation's defense and I have the honor of being the state sponsor for this year's sites. I rode to 11 different sites earlier this year and submitted pictures along with GPS coordinates for each location. Each state has 7 sites selected and those in Oklahoma are spread out enough to take a rider thru various parts of the state and some good riding.
I began the ride this morning with 2 friends, Mark and Tom at Veteran's Park in my hometown of Moore, OK. This park was heavily damaged last year by the tornado and while the memorial is back in place, there is still ongoing construction on the rest of the park. As you can see, the day dawned dark and gloomy with temperatures in the 40's and a strong north wind.
Our next stop was the small town of Minco, OK. I submitted this site not only for the memorial but for Minco police officer Mycal Prince who was killed while serving in the Army National Guard. His police dog was later adopted by his family. The flags weren't up yet today when we made our stop.