Over 100 engines roared through the air on Thursday at the Perry Point VA Medical Center as American Legion Clubs and motorcyclists gathered to honor veterans.
"Anything to put a smile on their face," Glenn Edwards, a motorcyclists who was a national guardsman in the early 90's.
Organizer Jerry Barbour said the parade was organized to give people an opportunity to go outside, as COVID-19 has canceled many events. Before COVID-19, Barbour's American Legion unit, Slate Ridge Post 182 in Whiteford MD, came down to the VA every July to take people to Mason Dixon Fair in Delta, PA.
"It's an opportunity to get them out of their rooms on a beautiful day like this and see a bunch of motorcycles parade by," Barbour, a patient at the VA himself said. "They've been locked down for a long time."
Susan Kern, the program manager for voluntary services, said the parade is the kick-off for the virtual fall festival. After the event, volunteers distributed gift bags to veterans.