Pat Montuore addresses all riders at the Memorial
Today we completed the final leg of our ride. It seems so long ago, 28 days, when we left Los Angeles for the ride to the Memorial. 3600 miles later, 45 of them today, and at last we arrived in Washington DC. Our route today took us through rolling hills and farm lands before entering our Nations Capital. The motor support was fantastic and our good friends from Oklahoma, Lt Steve Howell and his boys rolled in and helped out during the last 20 miles. We all went to the FDR Monument where we met with the Virginia Chapter. At 1:45 pm we, 750 strong, headed to the Police Memorial. With our families, friends, supporters and many others waiting we rolled in to their cheers! It was very moving and inspiring to see.
At the arrival ceremony Pat Montuore and Harry Phillips spoke about the accomplishments of the Unity Tour. Craig White presented Craig Floyd with the Engraved Memorial Baton that we carried across the USA. Floyd then gave a moving and rousing speech about all the Great things that the Unity Tour has been able to do in the past 10 years. A $1,000,000 check was presented to the Memorial by Pat Montuore.
$5,000,000 pledge Craig Floyd speaks about Unity Tour accomplishments after being presented with the Engraved Memorial Baton carried across the USA by bicycle
Today marks the end of our journey, a journey of Honor, remembering all of our Brother and Sister Officers as we rode across the USA. We could not have made this journey a success without all 12 of us working together as a "Team" in Unity. We also would never have been able to complete this journey without all the support we received from individuals, businesses, fellow Officers and our Families. On behalf of all the 12 members of the Cross Country "Team" we Thank you from the bottom of our hearts...
Rob and Pat look back as we ride through the streets of DC
Crowd at the Memorial
Hiroshi at a break along the route..
Kevin and Dennis celebrate the arrival at the Memorial
Shane getting ready to move on the DC