The Ride – Day 2 Dedicated To Captain Louis Mulkey
We started our second day at 6:00 am with breakfast and we were on the road by 8:00 am. The Winter Haven police and fire department provided us with escorts the whole way.
A special stop was made to meet with firefighter Tim Mason of the North Port Fire Department. Tim has been battling an illness for over a year. Tim was compelled to meet with North Port firefighter Kristy Halgerson and the rest of the Brotherhood Riders as we rode through his area. Tim and his family provided water and Gator aid to the thirsty riders.
After a brief rest stop the riders continued on to Winter Haven.
We were graciously welcomed at the Winter Haven Elks Lodge by Exalted Leader Ron Locke, the Mayor and the American Red Cross. We presented a plaque to the Exalted Leader of the Elk’s Lodge in appreciation for all that they had done for us by providing us a hot meal and lodging accommodations for our second night.
They also graciously presented us with a donation for the families of the Charleston 9. After riding 144 miles the energy level of the riders is high enough to play Frisbee and a game of football before getting a good nights rest.