Fr. Norm Oswald, chief of chaplains at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, blesses a biker at the VA Medical Center’s 24th annual bike blessing, June 7.

Fr. Oswald began the annual blessing as a way to connect with Vietnam veterans. Since its inception, Fr. Oswald said he’s seen as many as 200 bikers at a blessing. Donations raised through the event are put into the chaplain’s fund to assist veterans in need.