MIDDLE POINT — As we approach Veterans Day later this month, area groups are honoring their sacrifice to our country.
Over in Middle Point Saturday, the Whitehorse Veterans and Bikers Conference was held at the community building.
The conference was a way for veterans, bikers and their families to share fellowship and their love and respect for the brave men and women who served our country.
The event featured breakfast and lunch, a Christian rock band and several speakers.
“We will ride cross country to bring home a veteran that has no family to a funeral, just anything we can do to help out a veteran,” said Scott Meyers with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association. “If he needs help researching benefits, we have connections that we can point him in the right direction with contacts that we’ll get him the help he needs. I’m just honored to help my fellow veterans. I have to.”
Ted Baker, chaplain with Returning American Warriors, noted, “We’ve reached out all over when any honorably discharged veteran, or their family, or an active duty member of our service and their family, if they’re falling on financial hard times, if they come back from their deployment, and they’re having trouble finding work, we will step in and help them financially. We will help them find work. We’ve gone so far as to buy cars for people. We do whatever is necessary.”
The Veterans and Bikers Conference was organized by Whitehorse Ministries, a non-denominational Christian Fellowship.
“We bring veterans and bikers together because we want to honor our veterans, but our bikers are warriors too and it’s a kindred spirit. It’s like apple pie and ice cream. I mean, it just goes together,” said Steve Haskins, pastor. “We come together. We bring a band in, there something to eat. We don’t charge and we just make available hope, therapy, love. We have a little food pantry that we try to help with and we have a down bikers phone that when a biker goes down and has a bad wreck or a veteran that we know of, that’s in a real bad situation. We try to love them, but we also try to help them.”
Whitehorse Ministries has Sunday services with doors opening at 9 a.m. at 303 South Adams Street in Middle Point.
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.