11th Honor Ride Kick-Off
September 4th will mark the beginning of the 11th Honor Ride. Honor Ride is an annual event that is organized by Operation One Voice. The goal of the long- distance bicycle ride is to honor a fallen service member. This year, the team will be honoring S.Sgt. Forrest Sibley.
While serving as a Combat Controller with the 21st Special Tactics Squadron, S.Sgt. Sibley was killed in action on August 26, 2005 at Camp Antonik, Afghanistan. He was at a vehicle checkpoint at a forward operating base when two individuals wearing Afghan National Defense and Security Forces opened fire on him. He was a four-time Bronze Star recipient, once with the Valor device, and he had deployed four times to sensitive locations around the world in his nearly seven years of service. Operation One Voice will be joined by service members from several special operations military branches, as well as public safety officers, to complete the 383 mile bicycle ride from the Fallen Heroes Memorial at the Gwinnett Justice Center, in Lawrenceville, GA to Miramar, FL. The 28 member cycling team will be accompanied by a police escort provided by:
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Lawrenceville Police Georgia State Patrol Florida Highway Patrol
About Operation One Voice: Operation One Voice is a program designed by police officers, firefighters, and community leaders to raise funds to help support the immediate needs of children and families of wounded and fallen Special Operations Forces. Special Operations Forces consist of: United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) Naval Special Warfare Command (NAVSPECWARCOM) Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) Marine Force Special Operations Command (MARSOC) Operation One Voice, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the financial needs of the children and families of wounded and
fallen Special Operations Forces (SOF).