Time to get Your RED On

Come on you know what time it is, it is RED Friday

WEAR RED, EVERY FRIDAY, UNTIL EVERYONE IS HOME AND ACCOUNTED FOR

RED – Remember Everyone Deployed

NEVER FORGET 

 

RFTW Update #2

Day two with Hoofers Hooligans began with a brisk 46 degree ride from Lemasa TX into Hobbs NM of course it rained and was foggy most of the way. we fueled and continued to Guadalupe National Forest but were disappointed by the cold temperatures and fog encased peaks.

As we left there headed towards El Paso, we did break into some brief moments of sun and caught a glimmer of the back side of El Captain. We stop a local favorite  Cornudas Cafe in Salt Flat TX for lunch were the wait staff was slightly overwhelmed by the size of our group but managed to get us all fed.

On to El Paso and a favorite of mine the Old Glory Memorial park where the organizers and locals treated us like royalty. We finally closed out the LONG day about 8:15 pm in Deming NM.

Day Three Saturday began with Hoofer asking the FNG’s (1st timers on the run) to participate in a missing man formation) We do this as a mean to demonstrate why we ride, for those who can’t. I had the honor and privilege of being the Chaplain assigned to the 80 Mile leg of the two runs. Its not often two wheelers will run side by side with a trike, even rarer for and FNG to agree to do so. SWAMBO and I ran the 80 miles like we been doing it all our lives.

We took a lot of scenic by passes and by ways to get from Deming to Tempe making goo time arriving at 3:45pm. I am staying with a host family Mike and Lane will by FNG’s on the midway route this year. We all had dinner at American Legion Post 138 thank you so much and now it is time to say good night for an early morning departure.

RFTW 2019 Update #1

My 2019 RFTW, Mission:M25 service started out a little hectic as I left Jackson 13 hours earlier than planned to avoid the brunt of the bad weather.

So Tues afternoon at 3 pm I said my goodbyes and under clear sunny and warm 88 degree skies I headed  out for Shreveport, LA and my friend Pastor Earl Blackburn’s church Heritage Baptist as they were kind enough to left me crash there for the night.

Wed morning I left at 6 am headed to Arlington TX or as far as I could get until the first storm front came through. Well at around 9 am a lightening strike in the medium and decreasing visibility convinced me to get off the road. Before I could exit something flew by and struck the side of the trike (No real damage) fortunately I was able to get off and found the Quality Inn and Suites Canton, TX just off the exit. I pulled in under the canopy and the staff was very accommodating when I asked if I could hang out until the storm passed. After a few hours the forecast showed no let up until 5-6 pm so I was able to cancel my reservation in Arlington and decided to ride out the storm here.

Thurs 09 May 0445 leave Canton headed to Arlington the ride in was quite the adventure. I think folks believe my trike is a target of opportunity or something? Anyway dense fog, rain and slick roads added to the poor viability and drive in. But I finally made it to the meeting spot IHOP in Arlington safe and sound joining up with Hoofers Hooligans.

We started the day with a safety briefing, prayer (so honored to be the Chaplain with these folks) then headed out for our first fuel stop or so we thought. Hoofer had a surprise, we made a detour to a Veterans Memorial Park. The day took us west to Lamesa, Tx where we will be heading out for Deming, NM in a few hours.

Also please keep my family back home in prayer. The same storm I road through caused some serious flooding in my neighborhood. The water reached my back door. They are safe and it has gone down some but more rains are expected.

On the Road Again

FOR THE NEXT 23 DAYS MY POSTS WILL CONSISTS OF UPDATES ON MY ANNUAL TRAVELS WITH #MISSION:M25 AND #RFTW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Because of the long days there is no guarantee of daily posting here although I usually try and at least update to Facebook once a day. I know I, and all of M25 appreciate your prayers as we serve our nation’s heroes. We also covet your prayers for safety for the hundreds of riders and passengers who will be part of this years (31st) RFTW. 

I case you are interested here is my daily schedule: Mike’s 2019 RFTW Itinerary

Additionally the Southern Route of RFTW usually has Real Time Tracking up and running from the 15th of May through the 24th. Just use the link at the top of the page to check it out. 

30 and a Wake Up

Another year and in 31 days I leave for another ride across America serving Veterans, their families and keeping the public informed about POW/MIA and other Veteran Issues. Once again I will be blessed and honored to be a Platoon Chaplain on with Mission M25 on the Southern Route of the Run.  As always we can use your support most importantly we covet your prayers. -Mike

SERVING

Place your name on our Banner of Support by supporting our mission to support RFTW and Veterans

 

Mission M25 Serves RFTW as Chaplain Corps, Chase Teams and Hydration Teams on our ride across America.

NAME: ______________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY: ________________________________________________

STATE/ ZIP: ___________________________________________

YOU CAN ALSO:
TEXT
– – – POW/MIA to 71777

MAIL and Make Payable TO: 

Mission M25

PO BOX 30309

Amarillo, TX 79120

ALL donations are welcome in support of this effort no matter how big or small. The recommended Donation for Name on Banner is $250.00

Please tell us how you would want it to appear: Ex: Church Name, Personal Name, In Memory of Warrior _________________________________________________________,

 Thank You and may God Bless you for considering supporting

Mission M25 and RFTW

 For more information contact your  Mission M25 Chaplain , Mike Poirier, 1SG, USA, Ret  at 601-339-6183 or email directorfsm@gmail.com

Support Requested

SERVING

 

Place your name on our Banner of Support by supporting our mission to support RFTW and Veterans

 Mission M25 Serves as Chaplain Corps, Chase Teams and Hydration Teams on two of the three routes of our ride across America.

NAME: ______________________________________________

ADDRESS: ____________________________________________

CITY: ________________________________________________
STATE/ ZIP: ___________________________________________

YOU CAN ALSO:
TEXT
– – – POW/MIA to 71777

MAIL and Make Payable TO: 

Mission M25

PO BOX 30309

Amarillo, TX 79120

This year approximately 55-60 volunteer individuals, 25-30 motorcycles, 8-10 trucks and trailers will mobilize to provide hydration, love, prayers and support to your Veterans as we cross America- Leaving California headed to Washington DC for Memorial Day Weekend.

We welcome all donations in support of this effort no matter how big or small. The recommended Donation for Name on Banner is $250.00

We also covet your prayers during the actual run May 15–24, 2019 and for a week prior and after as many will be traveling to and from Ontario CA and Washington D.C. 

Please tell us how you would want it to appear: Ex: Church Name, Personal Name, In Memory of Warrior _________________________________________________________,

Thank You and may God Bless you for considering supporting Mission M25 and RFTW

_______________________________________________________ 

For more information contact your local Jackson, MS

Mission M25 Chaplain

Mike Poirier, 1SG, USA Ret          

 601-339-6183 or email directorfsm@gmail.com

Mission:M25

***Attention***

Run For The Wall®

Mission:M25 is preparing for Run For The Wall. This year approximately 55-60 individuals, 25-30 motorcycles, 8-10 trucks and trailers will mobilize to provide hydration, love, prayers and support to your Veterans as we cross America- Leaving California headed to Washington DC for Memorial Day Weekend.

How can you show your support for our Nation’s Heroes? Place your Name on the Banner showing you care! Support Mission M25 RFTW or me personally as I ride for those who can’t (I am  a Chaplain on the Southern Route again this year). 

To find out how you can support this great effort please use the contact page on the website, call or text me for more information. I will be leaving for Ontario California 08 May so if at all possible we request donations NLT 01 May, Thank you and God Bless

– Mike P. 1SG, USA Ret. 

 

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