AMERiders knows that Memorial Day is a time to honor members of the military who have fallen in during service to the United States. Both Men and women throughout history have died on battlefields, making the ultimate sacrifice during combat operations in support of the mission, their allies, and their brothers and sisters in arms. Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders. From Poker Runs, Rallies to Rides These are some of the larger Memorial Day Events, Rallies and Rides Being Held This Week in the United States:
Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom XXX
Date(s) – 05/25/2018 – 05/28/2018
Address: Washington 22046
Incorporated in 1995, Rolling ThunderÒ, Inc. is a class 501(c) (4) non-profit organization with over 90 chartered chapters throughout the United States and members abroad. While many members of Rolling Thunder®, Inc. are veterans and many ride motorcycles, neither qualification is a prerequisite. Rolling Thunder®, Inc. members are old and young, men and women, veterans and non-veterans. All are united in the cause to bring full accountability for the Prisoners Of War-Missing In Action (POW/MIA) of all wars, reminding the government, the media and the public by our watchwords: “We Will Not Forget.”
River’s Edge Memorial Day Weekend Mega Biker Bash
Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28
Date(s) – 05/26/2018 – 05/28/2018
River’s Edge Bar and Grill
- Bobby Friss (Sat & Sun)
- Hollywood Knockouts (Sat & Sun)
- Born To Ride Bike Show (Sat)
- Born To Ride TV taping and magazine shoot (Sat)
- Tommy Roxx (Mon)
- Food & drink specials
Veterans Honor Ride
Coffee, Beverages, and Doughnuts starting at 8:00 am
Kickstands up at 9:30 am
Stu’s Motorcycles Indian/Triumph Dealership 14607 Ben C Pratt Pkwy, Fort Myers, 33912
RIDE TO HONOR A VETERAN! Join Stu’s Motorcycles and Collier-Lee Honor Flight to provide our Veterans from Collier and Lee County with an Honor Flight to Washington DC. Help allow our veterans the opportunity to view and reflect at the memorials which were built to recognize their service and sacrifices.
Route: 112-mile ride will end at Ragged Ass Saloon, St James City,
Pine Island for Lunch
Donation: $25 per bike, $10 per additional rider.
All proceeds will be used to support Collier-Lee Honor Flight 501C3 missions to Washington DC.
To sign up for the ride go to www.stusmotorcycles.com
For more information on the honor flight program, go to www.collierhonorflight.org
A History of Heroes
History is filled with examples of the US military defending the American way of life from infringements around the world. Our Heroes stopped the Nazi from dominating much of the world, defended the world from Japan’s fanatical Imperial military as well as resisted the advance of Communist influence. And today, courageous service men and women fight overseas against radical threats.
Remember also that it is important to keep yourself safe when riding which is why using protective gear is important. Remembering those that are lost in action or that are Prisoners of War is something we all need to do. One way to show our support for the folks in the US Armed Forces, and our POW/MIA servicemen and women is to take wear our DOT POW/MIA BEANIE HELMET.
How Do Bikers remember Memorial Day?
You will find that a lot of bikers take Memorial day very seriously and participate in rides to memorial walls and hold many different types of Memorial day events to help educate, raise money and more for different organizations that are affiliated with Memorial Day. Such as Wreaths across America, Gold Star Mothers, Rolling Thunder (who have a large ride at the Pentagon each year) and many others.
What Do People Do?
It is traditional to fly the flag of the United States at half-staff from dawn until noon. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.
Now it has become less of an occasion of remembrance. Many people choose to hold picnics, sports events and family gatherings on this weekend. This day is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season for cultural events. For the fashion conscious, it is seen as acceptable to wear white clothing, particularly shoes from Memorial Day until Labor Day. However, fewer and fewer people follow this rule and many wear white clothing throughout the year. While there are towns and cities that still hold Memorial Day parades, many have not held a parade in decades.
We at AMERiders always Honor Our Vets, so if you need a new helmet, do-rag, chaps, vest, gloves we at AMERiders have you covered and if you need something for your bike like saddle bags, tool bags, windshield bags, sissybar bags, cup holders, cell phone holders, get back whips and the list goes on we have you covered there also.
~And as always…
~Live Free Ride Hard~
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