We’ve heard the engines roar.  We’ve driven upon them.  We’ve had them to pass us along the highway.  We’ve seen them pile into service stations.


And none give quite the impressive presentation like those who ride for a cause. If you’ve never caught such a group in action, you’ll have the opportunity to do so quite soon.

The Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride has already begun its annual trek from Eugene, Oregon and will culminate the journey at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. on Sunday, August 2. At this point, a wreath will be laid on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier to recognize all Gold Star families.

(Credit: Romeo Tomlinson)
(Credit: Romeo Tomlinson)

As part of the tribute, visits are made to the homes of fallen service members.  One of the planned stops for this year’s trip will be a little more public than most others.

The group plans to visit Reggae Flava Restaurant at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 24 to present Romeo and Camille Tomlinson with a Memorial Plaque of Distinguished Service in honor of the late Army Captain Tamara Tomlinson, who succumbed to cancer in August 2019.

As the Reggae Flava family has shared its journey with the community from the very beginning, this event will be open for the public to attend as well. However, to accommodate the bikers and to avoid congestion, use of the parking deck at the Tuscaloosa Intermodal Facility is a great option.

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