Also on hand were the mayor and the local VFW post commander.
In Elgin, meanwhile, the Warriors' Watch riders met up with Pat Mola. His family says he returned to his base at Fort Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska, after a one-year deployment in Afghanistan, and then to his home in Gilberts, Ill.
According to his family, Mola has been serving with the 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Div. assigned to the 3rd Batt, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.