Ride Therapy Project holds Veterans Honor Ride

Darren Freidel says, "You almost feel like an outsider when you come home."
It's a shocking statistic, on average 22 veterans take their lives on a daily basis due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
But this 19 year army vet is working to create an outlet for veterans to bond with other veterans.
The Ride Therapy Project started in August of last year and is a non-profit organization which raises money to purchase motorcycles for those suffering from the scars that many people don't see.
It should be a comforting feeling, but for some veterans the hardest part can be coming home.
Darren Freidel says, "It's kind of hard to adjust, especially individuals that have put in such a long time in an organization where their day is planned sun up to sun down."
The non-profit held their first ever honor ride with over 150 bikers riding in to support the cause and the project was also able to donate two bikes to deserving veterans.
Edward Rafford served in the army for 6 years and is still healing from a traumatic accident in Korea.
Edward Rafford says, "I used to ride a long time ago, went through a divorce, lost my bike in the divorce, that's what kept me calm, and kind of went downhill for a little bit."
Lisa Eisenhauer has served in the South Dakota Air National Guard for 30 years and has been involved with several different programs to help veterans.
Darren Freidel says, "So we thought it would be fitting to have a vet who really needs what our program is and a vet that really symbolizes what our program is all about."
A program that changes lives, by building a network of bikers.
Lisa Eisenhauer "Being among other veterans and being a part of something the way we were a part of something, I think that's the key."