Selfless Love

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourself.:  Philippians 2:3-4

Vittles for Vets was honored to have been chosen as the beneficiary of such humility this past weekend as we participated in a benefit memorial motorcycle run to honor Mr. Paul “Peppy” Platt, fulfilling his final wish.

Paul, an Air Force veteran, Vittles for Vets volunteer, and member of the Augusta County Bikers, requested his “biker brothers and sisters” to honor his memory by paying tribute at selected stops along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive, a ride he so dearly loved, riding and enjoying the freedom only a “biker” knows.  He also requested that all proceeds from the fundraising event be donated to Vittles for Vets.

Sadly, Paul left us on December 25, 2023, after battling a debilitating terminal illness for many months. I find it a glowing testament to the kind of person Peppy truly was, that during his time of extreme hardship, he put others’ needs before his own, that of fellow veterans experiencing difficult times.

This is the most heartfelt and selfless act of caring I have witnessed during Vittles for Vets ten-year history.

Thank you, Peppy, for your empathy and compassion for our less fortunate brothers and sisters in arms. The event raised $1,194 and was attended by more than 50 bikes.  Thank you to Ron Smith and all who attended this emotional and fitting tribute. A special thanks to Pastor Tom for the heartfelt prayer for Vittles for Vets continued success.

Biker quote “The journey is what makes the biker, the destination is just a bonus.”  Enjoy your Heavenly ride.