Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) May 14, 2011
“Carry The Flame Across America," a group of motorcycle riders on their way to Washington, DC for the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day weekend observance, share with Knoxville the Passing of the Flame ceremony Wednesday, May 25th.
‘Carry the Flame Across America’ began in 2002 when King Cavalier II took the first ceremonial torch, borrowed from the Special Olympics to the Rolling Thunder Candlelight Vigil on Memorial weekend in Washington, DC. The Flame was lit and carried by representatives of the American Gold Star Mothers, American Gold Star Wives, and the Blue Star Mothers of America.
“We go through a very quiet time when we don’t know where our loved ones are,” Cavalier, president of Carry The Flame, said of those mourning for soldiers either missing or killed in action. “We do this to help reconcile the trauma military families go through.”
The Passing of the Torch ceremony gives everyone in attendance the opportunity to honor all veterans missing or killed in action. Gold Star Mothers and Blue Stars wives in attendance will be honored during a special flag folding ceremony.
Among those participating in the ceremony are; Knoxville Pipe and drums, 134th ARW Tennessee Air National Guard, Patriot Heart Riders, Rolling Thunder Chapter 3, Famous Dave’s, East Tennessee Harley Owners Group and the Tennessee Honor Guard.
‘Carry The Flame Across America’ stop in Knoxville, Tennessee Wednesday, May 25th at Knoxville Harley-Davidson West 605 Lovell Road. Ceremonies begin at 6:30p.
Carry The Flame, Inc. is a 501.c.(3), tax deductible, not-for-profit corporation that is dedicated to the honor and memory of Veterans; those currently serving in the armed forces of the United States of America and their families.
Knoxville Harley-Davidson West
605 Lovell Road
Knoxville, Tennessee 37932
Ph: (865) 671-2454