This letter is in support of the Rumble to be held in Franklin this month and in response to Jean A. Welch's letter of gloom and doom concerning the aforesaid rally.
I am personally acquainted with several of the bikers who came to Franklin last June 30 — despite the heat wave — for Becky's and my barbeque for VVA members. Many of these same individuals made the trip to Charlotte this year to honor our state's first Vietnam Veterans Day at the Lowe's Motor Speedway and rode from Florida to North Carolina last Veterans Day to show support for our nation's heroes. These riders are good people who participate in fundraising efforts for the sick and needy as well. They come from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and some of them are even from Franklin.