Keep America’s Heroes Rolling

Saturday, November 8 at 9:30 am
at
Edwin Warner Park, Nashville

Support our nation’s injured soldiers as they bring the “Soldier Ride” to Little Rock, Memphis and Nashville. In Nashville they will be biking a 25 mile Franklin Police-escorted route starting at the Vaughn Road entrance to Edwin Warner Park. They will head south through scenic Williamson County along the Old Natchez Trace and Del Rio Pike and then into Franklin’s Jim Warren Park and back.

The “Soldier Ride” raises awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project and its many programs and services it offers to our injured service members.

THIS YEAR’S RIDE IS BEING HELD IN MEMORY OF
MASTER SERGEANT JAMES ‘TRE’ PONDER

Killed in action on June 28, 2005 in Afghanistan – answering the call from 4 Navy Seals surrounded by the enemy for help. Tre was a 1987 Battle Ground Academy graduate and married to a Franklin native Leslie Miller. She and their 2 daughters, Samantha and Elizabeth survive him and will attend the ride. (Visit Ponder’s In Remembrance page.)

The All Academy & ROTC Parent’s Club invites the community to show their support of these brave young men and women.

What can I do? Ride with these brave men & women!

* Cheer on the riders at Edwin Warner Park at the start of the ride at 10 am.
* Cheer them when they finish roughly after noon.
* Gather your neighbors at locations along the way.
* Sponsorship of tailgate lunch for the official “Soldier Ride” participants.
* Help decorate neighborhood entrances and fence rows with American flags in your neighborhood or close by.
* Sponsorship of a flag decorated fence row along the Old Natchez Trace or Del Rio Pike.
* Sponsorship of the halfway water break at Jim Warren Park.
* Donations can be mailed to the All Academy & ROTC Parents Club, PO Box 50765, Nashville, TN 37205

For specific information on the Wounded Warrior Project, please visit their web site www.woundedwarriorproject.org
Questions? Contact parent volunteer Becky Ross at rc.ross@comcast.net or 615-377-7774.