JoAnne Lyles of this village has asked for support for Saturday’s Soldier Ride in honor of her son, Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter, who was killed in action in Iraq in 2008. Placards, cheers, noisemakers, and all things red, white, and blue have been requested, and small American flags will be offered for those along the bike route.
The public has been invited to join those who have registered to cycle at Marine Park, where a tribute to Corporal Haerter will start at 10:30 a.m. The visiting wounded warriors will then ride an “honor loop” around Main Street before leading the other riders over the bridge to North Haven, now called the Lance Cpl. Jordan Haerter Veterans Memorial Bridge, while a wreath is dropped from a vintage Marine YH-19 helicopter. The Eastern Long Island Pipe Band bagpipers will line the bridge as the riders leave Sag Harbor.
There will also be a 5K walk around the village. More about the ride and the Wounded Warrior Project can be found at soldierride.org/thehamptons.