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DANNI’S TIMES Disorder ..very common among our solders..a hurt that is not seen..an injury at times not identified until years down the road.. And you know where ever I am I’ll come running... They are to be honored, these distinguished motorcycle riders.. Lou saw a need , identified it , and his phenomenal team help pull it together . Their hard work brings the motorcycle community together to be a part of the message..What a message.!!!..The thousands of motorcycle riders who proudly ride in honor of the thousands of men and women who proudly donned Canadian Forces Uniforms and went to war ...Hero’s... that what they are called... Winter, spring, summer or fall All you have to do is call While working on this ride..it enabled people to hear deficits that were going on from the military personnel...Veterans came back and were not able to reconnect to Society’s rules..The soldiers became lost..at times with help from substances...returning back to the norm was not easy..They fell through the cracks...In war they encountered learning curves trying to develop techniques to contain violence and restore functioning civil societies and suddenly they had no job...they had no identity..Our Canadian Soldiers went to Bosnia in the role of Peacekeepers..That war was from April 1992 to December 1995... Remember our Military was there on a Peacekeeping Mission...In 1995, 55 peacekeepers were taken as hostages to use as a human shield against NATO bombing in the War’s closing stage ..The photo of Captain Patrick Rechner chained to a lightning rod brought home..that this was no ordinary Peacekeeping Mission... Keep your head together and call my name out loud And soon I will be knocking upon your door

Government..more help is needed..Veterans Affairs need more resources, not cut backs..Mr. Harper, this is on your shoulders..now..listen to what the message is...The motorcyclists are telling you... People can be so cold They’ll hurt you and desert you Lord, I’ll be there, yes I will You’ve got a friend I have had the opportunity to sit with some new riders and field some of their questions on what riding is all about to them..Their inquiry into,” why motorcyclists do so much charity work?”, was one question..I thought for a moment and started on the story of the Highway of Hero’s Ride...How it started and the reasons why..all similar to the story above..and the response was, They cannot wait to be experienced enough to be a part of this ride...One of the young Ladies was telling us about every time a soldier lost his life and his body was escorted to Toronto, her grandfather would go out to the bridge over the 401..She said it bothered him for days and she would get a call from her Grandmother asking her to drop by and spend some time with him..He would tell her stories of the war times..and now she had a story to tell him about what the Motorcyclists were doing for these soldiers, and all the soldiers who went to war..She looked at me, and said, “ Danni, I now have a story and to think my motorcycle will give me more stories to talk to my grandfather.” The essence of a motorcycle..The ability to live your story and to help others at times..The opportunity to meet some wonderful individuals..like Lou Devino, Hoover, and The Perfect Pigs MC Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.. Safe Riding DANNI

In Montreal alone , there are 19 Veterans living on the streets..dealing with the streets, Why on the streets? They were trained to survive in war..Their survival is a war to them..Now Nova Scotia is identifying they have soldiers on the street...Lou has found out in Alberta, there is , believed to be 4 living on the streets out there.. There are many on the streets, it will be hard to find the numbers....I have asked my brother, Daryl, “Why on the streets?”. “The streets are at war in our society.” He tells me, “they need open space to live..not a room”.. Further to the conversation, he mentions the motorcycles, “When you ride, do you not feel the open space, the wind, the sun on your body.? In our combat training, we did not have walls..we were trained to be comfortable outdoors”..What he saw and experienced..”you need to decide if you want to be a part of the human race”..When the soldiers returned from Peacekeeping Missions not all got the retraining that was needed to be structured back into society..That mistake is not today..All Military Personnel have the 3 months before they return to home to face the daily challenges.. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend... In respect to The Veterans Affairs, Quebec, they have been there trying to help my family with my brother..I asked for help, and I have been receiving it. for Daryl..Many problems are not being solved but help is there...trying to find the solutions..Daryl has a voice to help him, many do not..and if there is no communication..help is not seen.. You just call out my name...and you know wherever I am.. I want to also say, Thanks to Lou Devino, for all his endless hours he has put into this Ride..He is an amazing person..His voice is for all The Military Personnel.. .His team, Perfect Pigs MC is the voice rallying all the motorcyclists to ride on June 2, 2012... Gentlemen, you are my Hero’s. This is the time for all Motorcyclists to take the time..to ride and show our

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