Wednesday, May 7, 2008

From the Beardsley Family

May 7th, 2008

Dear Patriot Guard Riders,

My wife and I and our family would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting the 'Heroes United" Event this past May 3rd.

We were honored to host this event and it turned out to be more than we had ever expected. We feel there was a lot of healing that took place because of this event, allowing families to know that there are others to stand with them was very comforting. To know that so many do really care means so much to us - THANK YOU IS NOT ENOUGH!!!! We believe you have changed lives.

There are so many to thank and words cannot say enough. We would like to thank Doug Bley, for all your amazing talents in organizing (all those gadgets you have do come in handy) we know how much blood, sweat, and tears - emphasis on tears - went into this event - THANK YOU.

Jeff and Deb Good, thank you for everything that you were involved in, especially the amazing memorial video that we will forever cherish. This event would not have happened if it were not for your great commitment to what you stand for.

There were so many details that you guys took care of - Jeff you will forever be remembered as the "fixer of all problems." Chris Lind and Pam Johnson, thank you for being a part of all of the planning and your attention to detail and your incredible ideas - this event would not have been the same without your involvement.

Thank you all for your friendship throughout not only this event but really caring about how we are doing. The Patriot Guard put together an amazing team to pull this event off - Steve and Marjie Benson and Jen Turcotte and the above mentioned Patriot Guard members - we were humbled and honored to work along side such wonderful people. What will stand out in our minds forever the day of the event is the flag line. We know many of you came to honor our loved ones and our families.

It is beyond words what we feel when we see so many that are willing to stand for us - WE WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL for your support. Know that what you do helps us to hold our heads high and stand tall knowing that our loved ones are not forgotten and are honored for the sacrifice they and their families made. Again there are not enough words to express our deep feelings for what you do for us, we are blessed to have you be a part of our lives.

It is our prayer that you will all be blessed for the willingness to stand beside us. Thank you again for all that you do - it is very much appreciated.

With Love and Blessing,

Jim and Dianna Beardsley and Family of SSG William 'BJ' Beardsley
II Corinthians 1:3-4