This is the sad story of the disappearance of a 13 year
old boy and the love that his family have displayed over
the last three and a half years in their search for their
son and in honoring his memory.
Daniel James Morcombe was last seen at his residence at Palmwoods on
connection Road near his home.
Daniel has not been seen since that day.
Bruce & Denise Morcombe have arranged Australia wide advertising campaigns
seeking help in solving the mystery of their sons disappearance to help fund this
ongoing effort they have used many fund raising ideas, one of the most successful
has been the annual “Ride for Daniel” motor bike rally.
They are seen here before the start of the 2007 rally in which 4,800 motor
bikes and trikes took part
Dressed in a motorcycle jacket and wearing a bandana the same colour as the red
t-shirt Daniel was wearing when he was abducted in December 2003, Denise
Morcombe rode tandem on the lead motorcycle.
"It was an honour," she said. "The only downside was not seeing what was going
on behind us."
4800-strong pack was a line of motorcycles and trikes which stretched
more than 20km down the highway.
A small section of the riders on the road and their machines parked while a service for Daniel was held.
I'm going to dedicate this to some of the "Bikers" that I know as well as to the memory of Daniel and his parents;
My nephew, John Gallagher, who is a dedicated rider.
Charles and Junie Kellum
Sandy and Jimmy.
Sharon and Scott Woods.
And You, if I've forgotten you.