Brothers lead veterans on 'Ride for Patriots'
Updated: Aug 12, 2019
Mountain Top, Luzerne County (WOLF) — In a sea of bike riders ready to start a 77- mile journey through our area are two brothers. Jeff and Wayne Swire.
Saturday's ride from Mountain Top to Tunkhannock isn't just another Saturday stroll.
"We're hopefully going to have 100 bikes here," Wayne said. Most of the bikers, who have met at American Legion Post 781, are veterans, including Jeff and Wayne.
Both retired First Class Sergeants, who served in Iraq in 2004. Jeff then founded Patriots Cove- an organization helping veterans & first responders adapt to life after service.
This 'Ride for Patriots' is to raise money for the non-profit. "To have my brother here, who's a part of it, someone who served together, we went to war together," Jeff said. "We've come home and now we're apart of something we believe in, it's a unique thing and we're blessed to have it."
Some of the bikes the riders are using Saturday are as fine as can be.
Jeff though- in his own Patriots Cove pickup, ready to go through Luzerne County and into Wyoming.
"You guys are part of the lifeblood that keeps us going and gives us an opportunity to give back to our brothers and sisters," Jeff said.
Author: Dylan Fearon
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We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in northeastern Pennsylvania and founded by a military veteran and his spouse to empower other veterans, first responders, and their caregivers to heal and adapt to life after service. Through events on our eighteen acre refuge, we provide restorative outdoor activities, environmental service projects, and educational events and retreats for caregivers.