Charlie Burgey and members of the New York Chapter 19-3 of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association took part in the fifth annual “Ghost Ride” July 21.
More than 200 members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association roared through the area July 21m drawing attention to the sacrifices of American veterans.
The group held its fifth annual “Ghost Ride,” a trek that took motorcyclist from Ticonderoga to AuSable Chasm and back.
The New York Chapter 19-3 is part of the national Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. It has veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Their mission is to support other veterans.
“That as a wife of a combat vet I wear my auxiliary patch as a honor to my veteran,” said Carrie Tromblee of Moriah, a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association auxiliary. “This association is a group of brothers and sisters that band together forever.”
The event started in Ticonderoga at the direction of chapter Commander Harry Treadway.
The cyclist rode to Mineville where they placed a wreath in Raymond “Buzz” Wright Park. Wright, now deceased, won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his deeds in Vietnam. Moriah Supervisor Tom Scozzafava and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward spoke at the gathering.
The group then traveled to Rick’s Place in Willsboro where the owner, Rick Sayward, hosted a free barbeque lunch for the riders.
After lunch, the riders continued onto AuSable Chasm for a stop and turnaround before heading back south to Ticonderoga.