LETTER: Take part in the last Frazier-Mason hike on September 12 | Letters
Join the last Frazier-Mason walk this Sunday
Fifteen years ago, on February 6, 2007, Josh Frazier, USMC, was shot dead by a sniper in Al Ramadi, Iraq. The next day, a family member suggested his father Rick take a memorial tour.
Rick suggested they invite Vick and Christine Mason over. Their son, Nick Mason, USANG, was killed on December 21, 2004, in a suicide bombing attack inside a dining hall in Mosul, Iraq.
From that idea, the biker community came together thanks to Big Daddy Leather aka Doug and Michelle Cantrell and hosted the first Frazier-Mason Some Gave All Memorial Motorcycle Ride that summer. The ride started at Spotsylvania High School, where Josh attended, and proceeded to King George High School, where Nick attended.
This gathering has taken place every year except last year.
On September 12, the bikers will meet for the last Frazier-Mason ride. It was an incredible event. Families have put in countless hours, physically and emotionally. Their efforts have benefited and continue to benefit those injured in the global war on terror.
I personally had the honor of riding on the first lap and several after. As the years went by and I was no longer able to participate, I took a stand at State Route 208 to continue to show my support.