RED, WHITE & BIKE
…benefits specifically for…
Recently we were honored by a Patriotic organization; “Red, White
and Bike” from Houston.
We assisted them in obtaining names of Purple Heart
Patriots that had children aged 4 through 12. Once identified, the Purple
Heart Parent was directed to a web-site where they could select a new TREK
Bicycle for each child. There were 6 families honored with a total of 12
bicycles presented to our “Little Heroes.” Each child was also presented a
new bicycle helmet and cable lock. Everything was donated by very generous
Patriots and it was a fantastic opportunity to see the beautiful smiles of
our “Little Heroes” and their proud parents.
Texas Capital Chapter 1919, Military Order of the
Purple Heart extends our grateful appreciation to all who made this event
Red, White and Bike is a non-profit organization that has taken on a
project to honor “The Little Heroes,” those being the children of veterans
who were combat wounded since the fight against terrorism and suicide
bombings began. They do this by
distributing bicycles to the children, really good bicycles, expensive TREK
models. They contacted Chapter 1919 and we identified some
of our local area Patriots, parents of twelve ideal candidates, children
ranging between four and fourteen years of age. Red, White
and Bike, brought the bicycles to the picnic at the Weeden’s on the
appointed day and the 12 happy kids showed up to collect their bikes, each
getting the treat of a lifetime.
Photos of children are withheld.
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At right of the banner is co-founder Larry Reid and wife Marcia,
from League City.
At left, next to Patriot Jim Brown, are board members Jim Yates
and Laura Bowman.
Different sizes and models for girls and boys all lined up, each
with the child’s name tag, and each with a helmet and a security