Showing posts with label Wickham Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wickham Park. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Wounded Times tribute to riders of past riders after Melbourne Veterans Reunion canceled for 2020

Melbourne Veterans Reunion Canceled for 2020

Florida Vietnam and All Veterans Annual Reunion

Campers need to contact Wickham Park after Monday 4/6/20 to change your reservations to 2021

Thank You Doc R.

The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veterans reunions in the country.

2021 dates Escort April 11th Reunion April 15th - 18th
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Since the Veterans Reunion in Melbourne Florida has been canceled, for the right reasons, I am putting up videos from past years.

All of the people showing up to escort the Wall are disappointed this year you will not be able to do it, so here is my tribute to you!




Also footage from that ride on this video




Sunday, May 12, 2019

PTSD Patrol golf cart getaway

PTSD Patrol: Drive time toward divine

PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
May 12, 2019

First, I want to say, Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms out there. We know what it is like to feel joy when our children are happy, and what it is like to grieve when they are hurting.

Right now there is a battle going on all across the country, but you may have only heard about one side doing more harm than good. They may have had good intentions, but much like warning Jesus gave about "fruits of their deeds" facts have proven raising suicide awareness equals what the Pharisees were doing.

Yet, while their intentions may have begun from God speaking to them to act, they chose to seek the glory by publicity stunts, having fun and doing pushups, instead of lifting up the spirits of the wounded and waiting for hope.

Others, like members of Point Man International Ministries have been doing the work God called them to do since 1984, quietly and humbly. Much like the 72 others Jesus sent with his Disciples no one knows our names but those in need see the results of our work.

Yesterday at the Veterans Reunion in Wickham Park I was trying to find members of Point Man and walking around in 90 degrees of heat. Not good for someone like me and I was drained to the point where I wanted to just faint. I had a hard time finding the strength to more one more step.

As I was looking for their tent, I came across some friends of mine with a golf cart. My buddy Jonnie drove me around, but it became clear that I would not be able to find them.

We drove past a tent that caught my eye. I wanted to go and talk to the man in the tent. You know what it is like when you are tugged to do something you may not really understand why you need to, but I have learned to just surrender to that strong pull a long time ago.

Gareth Burkinshaw was speaking to another man, and I looked at the brochures on his table. As I was reading, I thought he was on the right road and passionate about providing the hope that is so desperately needed.  

I pretended to not listen to what he was saying to the man, until he took his hand to pray for him. Couldn't help it, I had a smile take hold of my face.

We talked for a bit and I was even more sure of the fact he was about doing the work of not just offering hope, but helping those in need find a way to heal. I asked Gareth if he wanted to do a video, and he agreed to meet a couple of hours later.
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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Side by side hundreds of bikers escorted the Vietnam Memorial traveling wall into Wickham Park

update..make that 1,000

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: More than 1,000 motorcycles and hundreds of cars escorted the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall from the Eastern Florida State College campus in Cocoa to Wickham Park on Sunday morning. The Friday Night Locker Room’s Steve Wilson and Orville Susong covered the impressive procession live on Space Coast Daily TV.

Wickham Park Wall Escort 2019

Wounded Times and PTSD Patrol
Kathie Costos
May 5, 2019

This morning I was at Wickham Park in Melbourne Florida for the Vietnam Memorial Wall Escort. It is the start of the week long reunion for veterans. While it started as a Vietnam veterans reunion, it was changed so that all veterans felt like family!

It is one of my favorite events and I wanted to share it with you, so, no PTSD Patrol video as usual today. Besides, when it comes to empowerment...sometimes it comes on two wheels and side by side~