As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, I wish to extend my gratitude to all members of our Armed Forces, both currently serving, living veterans and deceased heroes.
I am reminded of the good works performed on Ragbrai by Team Air Force, the Army riders who distribute pinback medals along the route, and the Marine, Navy and Coast Guard riders who have assisted me over the years along the route.
To my son Woo (Marine Corps – two tours in Iraq), son-in-law Woo (Army — one tour in Iraq), and all veterans, I extend my sincere gratitude for your service. You are the best!
Because of our veterans protecting our country, I am able to say, “See you along the I-O-Way next year.”