By Connie Weight firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @ntvconnieweight
Many times we equate freedom with historical moments, but one event helps people celebrate recovery.
The 5th annual Freedom Ride rolls onto the campus of the Grand Island Veteran's Hospital all for a common goal; to support those who have shed their addiction to drugs and alcohol.
They're sharing people's freedom from addiction, while honoring those served for our freedoms. Officials say it's a great way to merge the two together.
"It's not just about the freedom of addiction, it's our freedom in America, so we celebrate the men and women who have served for us, that's why our first stop is always at the Veteran's hospital," said CNCAA Program Manager Sandy Yager. "so we can come out to the veterans and thank them for the service they've done for us."
"It's a neat opportunity. Many of our vets have been motorcycle riders themselves," said Recreational Therapist Ken Ward. "So they share that common bond with the riders today too."
The Freedom Run is sponsored by the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions and is a fundraiser for after school programs for kids.