As some of you are aware, my husband is a ride captain with the Patriot Guard. This group attends the funerals of Veterans (when asked) to show honor and if needed, they act as a shield between the mourners and any protest groups. Most of the members of the Patriot Guard are motorcycle enthusiasts. You can see another post I made on this subject here.
A while back, another Ride Captain, Cowboy, gave Dash a tassel to hang from his handlebars. The colors on one side are for the American flag and the other side has the blue and yellow of the Patriot Guard Riders. The grommet used is from a retired American flag. A sweet remembrance, isn't it?
Dash asked me if I could make him another tassel in the POW-MIA colors of black and white. Ooo fun! I stopped by Hobby Lobby for supplies after work and came up with this.
We had a few grommets from retired flags and I was able to whip out six tassels before I ran out of leather cording.
"Crap," I told Dash, "I have to go back to Hobby Lobby!"
"How horrible." He replied, dryly. He knows I never mind a visit to any craft store.
I will make more of these for Dash to give away on rides. Quick and easy to make and people love free stuff, especially with meaning behind it.
I don't think Dash was pleased I wanted to snap photos of the tassels on his bike (it's covered in bugs from a recent ride) but what do you do when you are trying to leave for work and your wife is in front of your bike with a camera? Thanks, Sweetie!
Why does Rick use the road name Dash? Click here.
POW-MIA you are not forgotten.
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