Four Corners motorcyclists pay tribute to veterans on Memorial Day | News
Nearly one hundred motorcycles turned out in the Four Corners for a unique Memorial Day tribute.
Mike Padilla is general manager of the Four Corners Harley Davidson in Farmington.
Padilla is also a Vietnam vet. “You know it's an honor to be part of a program and salute all the people who have served our country."
On Monday, the motorcycle riders made a grand entrance at the Memorial Day event held at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
“Every body likes to hear the sounds of the motorcycles coming in because they know what it is. You'd be surprised how many motorcyclists are veterans,” Padilla said.
It is John Tucker's second year riding in the event. “Our veterans gave their lives to make sure that we have the freedom that we have today."
Though they honor every veteran on Memorial Day, each year organizers focus on a specific group.
“This year we're going to honor our World War II veterans,” Padilla said.
During the ceremony, the names of some of those veterans are read out loud.
For those at the event, it was a reminder of what Memorial Day is really all about.
“For the sacrifice. The young ones, the old ones...I can't thank them enough,” said Farmington resident Carolyn Tilson.
This is the fourth year the motorcycle riders have participated in the big Memorial Day event.