When confronted with the news of Mike's death two years ago, we made a choice to remember with honor rather than blame in bitterness.
On August 25, 2007 - 104 weeks since we sat graveside grieving as our hearts broke in the final moments of saying goodbye to Mike, a 21 gun salute and the sound of TAPS riveted our hearts with a forceful reminder of what we had lost, we will gather again to celebrate a lifetime of love we shared with Mike, and a lifetime of memories to carry forward.
We will send a message - Honor is the reward for what one has given, and we will remember with honor by helping others go to college in memory of Mike Stokely.
Freedom is not free and we shall never forget the price Mike and his fellow Georgia National Guard 48th Brigade soldiers, and all the other soldiers from each branch of service paid for us.
DUTY HONOR COUNTRY!!!
Find out more about the 1st Annual "Ride To Remember" in Georgia on Saturday, August 25th, 2007 at The Mike Stokely Foundation website.