Mayor Purzycki to Welcome “Ride of the Brotherhood” to Wilmington
Military veterans’ motorcycle group will visit Constitution Yards on the Christina Riverfront this week as part of 48-state trek to bring attention to veterans’ issues
Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki will welcome a group of veterans to Wilmington on Thursday afternoon as part of their quest to travel to 48 of the United States over 36 days. The riders began their journey in Louisiana on July 6. The Louisiana-based “Ride of the Brotherhood,” also known as 48-4-4Gotten, are bringing attention to issues such as military suicide, veteran homelessness and the continual search for information about soldiers missing in action in Southeast Asia.
Mayor Purzycki invites citizens to join him in welcoming the group and helping to bring attention to their causes on Thursday afternoon, July 11, at 4:45 p.m. when they stop at Constitution Yards at 308 Justison Street. Their motorcycle convoy also includes the military-themed motorcycle “Never Forget,” and a support vehicle “Got 6,” both of which are emblazoned with images of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Prior to arriving in Wilmington, the “Ride of the Brotherhood” visited Jackson, Mississippi; Montgomery Alabama; Tallahassee, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; Columbia, South Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina; Richmond, Virginia and Annapolis, Maryland. From Wilmington, the group will travel to Trenton, New Jersey.