On March 19th, we were put on "pause" and did not "officially" restart until June 19th. It has now been three months since we have been called upon on a regular basis. During those three months we have attended 163 Missions throughout the State. To my recollection, that is the busiest three month period in our history. If those numbers were projected for a full year, we would exceed 650 annual Missions. I suspect the pace will begin to slow as burial schedules continue to normalize. You have seen a significant number of Services with death dates that were several months in the past. I am very thankful for a core group of amazing Patriots who have been so supportive of these fallen Heroes and their families. We have been fortunate to have been joined, periodically, by several new members. I feel great pride in the commitment of those who continue to provide support during one of the most challenging periods in our fifteen years of existent.
I also recognize that we have members with fragile health who would be standing in honor during more normal circumstances. I thank them for taking the appropriate measures to protect their health.
Finally, just a couple of days ago, we had our 200th member sign on to our website. We certainly hope we continue to see additional new faces at upcoming Missions.
Until I see some of you again, in the weeks and months ahead, stay well and stay safe in a Country that has become almost unrecognizable. Our Mission is as important as ever. With the recent increase in activity, those who have been participating have witnessed the expressions of appreciation, first hand.
It is my honor to serve as State Captain for this exceptional group of Patriots.
Sincere thanks for the past support and for those who are so involved, currently. Special thanks to our Assistant State Captains, Moderators and Ride Captains who have helped hold things together during the pandemic and the recent transition from our previous to our current website.