Editor, Manteca Bulletin,
Manteca, the most patriotic city in United States of America takes pride in celebrating Independence on July 4th and honoring all those who have served and to remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day.
Every year, thousands of people from nearby towns along with local residents participate and visit “Not Forgotten”, the largest annual event during Memorial Day weekend on the West Coast. Central Valley Sikh Riders participated in this memorable event last year and were very disappointed that “Not Forgotten” event is not being organized on such a large scale as previous years. They felt this tradition of tribute and honor for all those served in our armed forces and to remember our fallen heroes and their families should continue the same way. Central Valley Sikh Riders planned to do a motorcycle ride this year and took this as an opportunity to raise funds for “Cpl Charles O Palmer II Memorial Troops Support Program”, foundation started by Chuck palmer and Teri palmer after their marine son Cpl. Charles Palmer was killed in Iraq on May 5, 2007. Numerous other bike rider groups and individuals bike riders also came along and have shown tremendous interest and pledged support for this charitable cause. Sikh Riders are very humbled and looking forward to meet other riders and citizens and pay tribute during special event at Palmer Memorial Park located at 1495 Sephos Street, Manteca from 9 a.m. onwards this Saturday, May 27. There will be a jump house for kids, prizes for poker ride winners, raffle, food and prizes. Event is free but the poker ride is $25.
Parminder Singh Sahi