Saturday, October 4, 2008
In our lives we are often moved to ask the question, how can we make a difference? On September 20, 2008, there were 500 people that asked the same question and gave of their time to make their voices heard. This event consisted of three phases. There was the 5k run, the 5k walk, and the 1 mile walk. It did not matter which one you chose to do. Your voice was heard and you helped make a difference because of your participation.
The shirts participants wore said 5k Walk Run for Life the Jennifer Bukowski Foundation and the Courtney Bella Foundation. The back of the shirts read, “Never, Never, Never give up.” (Winston Churchill) There are 500 people who did not nor will they ever. DUI laws need to be changed to protect our citizens but even more importantly, our moral and ethical compass needs to change. We have lost sight of right and wrong. Everything has become gray, and there seems to be no more black or white. We need to revert back to a time when morality was king and wrongdoing was punished to the fullest extent of the law. We need to take responsibility for our actions and mature not just chronologically but mentally.
A special thanks to the Harley riders “The Blue Knights” for showing their support and coming alongside us. Let’s not forget Michael Flemming. All he wanted to do was celebrate the 105th Harley anniversary and he too was tragically killed by a drunk driver. Enough should be enough now. It is time to grow up and learn from these tragic events. “Let’s turn lemons into lemonade”.