Christmas Wreaths for the Unknown

Christmas Wreaths for the Unknown

I feel like it was yesterday, the arrival of Team Ride To Finish at the Sicily Rome Cemetery and Memorial at 2:00 PM, May 7th, 2017. After 72 hours of cycling day and night, our team completed their mission to honor the 480 unknown soldiers from World War II! The cyclists celebrated the end of […]

#ridetohonortheunknown by Paul Dougherty

#ridetohonortheunknown by Paul Dougherty

A few days have passed since Team Ride To Finish completed their quest to bring awareness for the 480 unknown soldiers buried in the American Cemetery in Nettuno Italy. I had a great deal of respect for these men before we left Tony’s grandfather’s hometown of Solarino, Sicily and rode 1000 Km (miles) to Nettuno, […]

Our Finest Journey

Our Finest Journey

Life has many difficult surprises in store for most of us. How many times have we asked ourselves why? God why  me? Sooner or later in our life we will have to confront a disease, loosing a family member, your father, mother, brother, sister. Imagine loosing a child in a far off land and not […]

Not Hiding, #ridetohonortheunknown

Not Hiding, #ridetohonortheunknown

Starting to think seriously about the endeavour that I am going to take on. Up until now the thought of riding from Sicily to Nettuno seemed long away but now as spring is upon us here in Nettuno , May 4 is approaching reality is setting in. We will be riding for those Americans who […]

Minus 62 Days- Ride to Honour the Unknown

Minus 62 Days- Ride to Honour the Unknown

My generation who was born in 1959 early 60’s grew up watching John Wayne , listening to our relatives talking about the second world war. The greatest generation as they have become to be known. Great Americans who recognized the danger at the time that our very way of life was at risk not only […]

Riding for a Name – Memorial Day

Riding for a Name – Memorial Day

Great ideas, ordinary men and above all men without fear of what the future holds . Athletes are motivated for themselves, motivated to win or to battle an illness. An athlete has a choice to compete or not to compete ,to measure himself against his own limits where normal men will not try. On the […]

Ride to Honor the Uknown

Ride to Honor the Uknown

During the second world war, in order to liberate Italy, the Americans and their Allies conducted three amphibious landings. Operation Husky in Sicily, Operation Avalanche Salerno and Operation Shingle in Nettuno. During these three operations, many of the deceased were buried here in Nettuno, at the Sicily-Rome American Cemetery. Among the 7,861 of American military […]