Name: Scott Durrett
City: St. Peters
Brothers – Sisters, let me first start by saying Thank You and welcome home! This year was my first time to be able to ride with you. I was only able to ride from Junction City, Kansas to Wentzville, Missouri but that short run meant everything to me. I have very strong emotions for my brothers and sisters who are serving and who have served. I spent most of the drive with tears in my eyes as I constantly thought about the sole purpose of such a ride and seeing the outpouring of support along the way. I must also mention the unthinkable task some of you have accomplished by putting together this ride. I wasn’t on the entire journey but there was not a beat missed on the leg of my adventure.
I am going to try my best to make it all the way to Washington D.C. next year and experience the full impact of your/our purpose, Riding for those who cannot. What an honor.
I was lucky enough to serve 8 years for our country. I was lucky enough to receive veteran status from serving however I remained stateside during my time. The only thing I truly regret is leaving the military. My veteran status only shows that I served and I do feel less of a person for only serving stateside. My honor and my heart is for all my brothers and sisters who did serve overseas and who have truly earned their titles as veterans. Regardless how I feel, I am here to honor those who gave everything. I honored to ride along side my brothers and sisters. Thank you all. Keep the rubber side down and drive safe!