Original / current hometown: Biscoe, NC
LK: 27 years in textiles; 7 years teaching high school social studies and 4 years in Congress (NC’s 8th District)
Any military/veteran connection or are you riding in honor of a military member/veteran?
LK: Served on House Armed Services Committee and was Co-Chair of the Invisible Wounds Caucus.
Personal reason for making the ride:
LK: Riding to honor of our vets, active military and our military families.
While serving in Congress, I had the privilege of working closely with our military and our veterans. I was amazed, in awe and in spired by our service women and men, along with their families. Their strength, skills and dedication to our nation is a standard for us all to seek to emulate, but the time spent with our wounded warriors, wounds that are both visible and invisible, was an honor beyond comparison.
I seek to join this ride to honor and promote the courage of those that overcome the challenges they face. Whether the challenges come from service to our nation, or are with the folks that overcome other life issues, I want to do this ride for them.