VIRGINIA BEACH, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Memorial Day in Virginia Beach also signals Warrior Week is underway,
including the closing ceremony for Ride 2 Recovery on Friday, June 3.
The Ride, supported by the USO, GEICO and other partner organizations,
is a 321-mile cycling event for veterans organized in the hope of
helping wounded troops connect with others and improve their health and
This year’s Ride 2 Recovery began May 30 in Washington, D.C., and this
year’s riders will be cheered across the Virginia Beach finish line at
the parking lot of GEICO’s Virginia Beach regional office, located at
1345 Perimeter Parkway.
The Ride 2 Recovery kicks off a weekend full of events honoring veterans
that will include military displays, live demonstrations and
entertainment. GEICO volunteers, alongside USO and other organizations,
will be assisting throughout the weekend.
“GEICO associates are dedicated to supporting military troops and
veterans,” said Tom Garner, director of GEICO’s military division. “All
of us at GEICO want to show our appreciation for those who serve our
great nation and their families. It is an honor to work with USO and
these other partners on the Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge. This is
a life changing experience for many of the participants and we are
grateful to be a part of the program.”
In addition, USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia and the City of
Virginia Beach will bring together organizations from across the country
that specialize in the rehabilitation of wounded service members.
Troops, veterans and their family will also have many opportunities to
enjoy deep sea fishing, golf, horseback riding, kayaking, surfing, and
New to this year’s exhibit will be the GEICO sponsored Vietnam War
traveling memorial: The Wall That Heals. This display features a
half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
For those unable to travel to the nation’s capital, this mobile
exhibition brings the memorial’s healing legacy to their own local
For a full list of Warrior Week activities, please visit: http://usowarriorweek.com/schedule/.