The 2011 Tour of Honor (www.tourofhonor) is a self-guided motorcycle rally that requires you to visit seven selected Veterans Memorials in each state. This year, the states on the tour are: California, Nevada, Utah, Oklahoma, Texas, Florida and Illinois.
My loyal sidecar dog, Hercules, will be at my side for the entire trip. I’ve dedicated my effort to the memory of LCpl Colton W. Rusk, USMC K-9 handler killed in action December 12th, 2010.
You can learn more about this courageous young hero here: http://interceder.net/dashboard/colton-rusk
In addition to photos at each Memorial, I’ll be posting screen shots of the route plan for each of the many circuits I need to complete. Most of my riding will be done on weekends originating from Santa Clara, CA. My real-time GPS track will be available on Google Latitude. I would welcome the opportunity to share Colton’s story with anyone that can show up at any of the sites on my tour:
2011 Tour of Honor Sites California Big Pine Veterans Memorial, Big Pine, CA @37.173186,-118.289841 Distinguished Flying Cross Memorial, Riverside, CA @33.883051,-117.266849 Eldorado County Veterans Monument, Placerville, CA @38.728393,-120.825598 Kern Veterans Memorial, Bakersfield, CA @35.373062,-119.007993 Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial, La Jolla, CA @32.839776,-117.244742 SS Emidia Monument, Crescent City, CA @41.750584,-124.196556 USS Hornet at the Jimmy Doolittle Pier, Alameda, CA @37.77219,-122.300556
Sponsors & Special Thanks
Special thanks to all the young men and women who serve in our Armed Forces. May those that have paid the ultimate price never be forgotten.