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Honor Ride riders pay tribute to their veteran loved ones

Several of the participants of Honor Ride 2021 were featured in weekly newsletters leading up to Honor Ride, highlighting what Honor Ride means to them and who they were riding for. Their stories are below:

Honor Rider Chris Bochenek is the Vice President of the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation and a friend of Easterseals. Chris and her team rode for several veterans: Art Bochenek, Stan Bochenek, Marty Farmer, Paul Heidel, Jerry Heidel, and Dave Lahn.

six veterans for Chris Bochenek

Jennifer Potts rode for her Uncle Carl Birkemeyer. Carl served in Vietnam in the U.S. Army. He did come home from that conflict, but carried those intense memories for the rest of his life. We honor you, Carl Birkemeyer.

Veteran Carl Berkemeyer

Mike Sipple, Jr. honored Lieutenant Erich C. Kuehnle, a Navy Reserves officer who’s served for over 20 years. Mike says, “Easterseals Honor Ride allows me to show in just a small way how much I am thankful for Erich and his example.”

veteran erich keuhnle and his family

Teneya Hipps honored Elaine Hipps, who served in the Army for eight years, was full-time Alabama National Guard, SGT E5, and stationed at the Pentagon for seven years during Desert Storm.

headshot of veteran elaine hipps

Judy Pershern honored her father, Stanley Pershern, a WWII Navy veteran. He was a member of Company D of the 86th Battalion stationed in Alaska in 1944.

headshot of veteran stanley pershern

We thank all of these veterans for their service. Ride with us and honor your veteran loved one with Easterseals next year, August 27, 2022 for the second annual Honor Ride. Who will you ride for?


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