Many of us have things that happen in our lives that make us ask "Why me?" but after a mine explosion while serving overseas left Dave Barr without his legs, he chose to ask himself "What now?"
For Barr this meant choosing to use what some may consider a disability to inspire others.
Wednesday evening Barr was escorted into Barnesville to the American Legion by fellow motorcycle riders.
While at the American Legion he spoke to a crowd of veterans and supporters.
"There are many of us that are veterans that have been under fire and we can remember when our mothers and fathers sent us off to or if we had a wife sending us off they didn't know how we were going to come back" Barr said as he addressed the crowd.
Barr has traveled the country as well as the world sharing his inspirational story. His hope is to encourage others to overcome their obstacles and make their own dreams a reality.
In addition to traveling the world, Barr established several Guinness World Records while doing so. He is the only disabled person to have ridden around the world on a motorcycle.
He was also the first double amputee skydiver in the world.
Barr rides with The Patriot Express, which is with Operation Military Embrace. Through this organization they are committed to helping wounded warriors and their families.
"That' s where we come in, to let those families know that we care, we're willing to go to the extra mile, we're willing to make a commitment both with time and financial aid to help them that they're not forgotten" Barr said of The Patriot Express.
Barr was also just inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame.
With all of his travels Barr said he has learned there is more good in the world than bad.