Beyond the swarms of Coloradans headed to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the inauguration of Republican President-elect Donald Trump, another team from Kersey, Colorado is headed to the nation’s Capitol to showcase Colorado’s talented women. The Freedom Riders (no, not those Freedom Riders) from Kersey, Colo. drove across the country to participate in the inaugural parade.
According to inauguration planners, the Freedom Riders are a patriotic riding group that carry American flags on horseback. These women are proud of their country, and have come up with a unique way to display their affection with a patriotic western presentation of our colors. Their goal is to honor the members of our military, past and present.
Here’s what Madison Gesiotto, regional press secretary had to say about the Freedom Riders’ participation in the 2017 inauguration festivities:
“The Freedom Riders truly reflects the best of America. We are extremely excited about these talented women traveling from across the country to march in the footsteps of President-elect Trump, Vice President-elect Pence, and those who have come before them.”
If you aren’t from the Greeley area or aren’t a rodeo aficionado, here’s a preview of The Freedom Riders from the 2014 Greeley Stampede.
The Freedom Riders will not be the only Colorado residents to march in the inaugural parade. As expected, Air Force Academy cadets also will march in the parade, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Make us proud.