Hey – it’s me, your host Lesley Salman of Salman Home Realty with my gorgeous co-host Meghan Morgan and this week’s featured video is a local event we absolutely love – the 🏍 8th Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride that takes place every year in #Haymarket, VA hosted by @OOfficer Down Memorial Ride!

Meg Gem, the founder of the ride, had the idea to start the now extremely popular annual ride 8 years ago when she came upon The Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP). The page is an online memorial for any officer that was killed in the line of duty.

The ride has grown to a staggering 1,000 DMV people who will actually be riding 🏍 motorcycles through Haymarket! But this isn’t just for two-wheeled riders – the event hosts a live band, vendor tents, and other family-friendly activities.

But most importantly, it’s what this event has done that is amazing. In eight years, the Annual Officer Down Memorial Ride has raised over $200,000 for this amazing cause!

Some of the awesome vendors and supporters came out to show their support for this cause included:

🐾 VCA Healthy PAWS Medical Center
😇 Angela Bryant of angelBARS
🚔 The Motorcycle Unit of the Fairfax County Police Department
👮 FOP (Fraternal Order of Police) Lodge 69

Want to learn more about how YOU can help this cause at it rolls on into next year? Here are the details:

🏍 Website: www.officerdownmemorialride.com
🏍 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficerDown/

What an amazing event – thanks for letting us check it out and thanks for supporting such an amazing cause!