Edmonson Voice Staff, story and photos
If you were on 31W in Edmonson County today, chances are you saw about 50 bicyclists from Bluegrass Rendezvous, a group of veteran riders on their way from Fort Knox to Fort Campbell. About half of the cyclists are wounded or ill, but are making the near 170 trip in conjunction with the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps empower and honor wounded veterans.
The main purpose of the annual ride is to raise awareness for wounded veterans, but the program says it helps challenge the veterans and give purpose to many who have been down and out.
The riders we saw seemed to be enjoying the difficult uphill trek, laughing and smiling as they pedaled and encouraged each other. We tip our cap to the group as we see yet another way that veterans are being honored in south central Kentucky. Yes, many of them had been injured, but they were also more fit than anyone on our staff...