AMERiders observes Memorial day and takes time out of our busy schedules to honor our fallen brothers and sisters as well as those that are lost in action or that are and have been Prisoners of War is something we all need to do. As Motorcyclists, we often do this with Rides each year to memorial walls and many other different activities. We would like to explain to you Memorial Day What It Means and What Bikers Do for This Day.
What is Memorial Day
Memorial Day started as an event to honor Union soldiers who had died during the American Civil War. It was inspired by the way people in the Southern states honored their dead. After World War I, it was extended to include all men and women who died in any war or military action.
It was originally known as Decoration Day. The current name for this day did not come into use until after World War II. Decoration Day and then Memorial Day used to be held on May 30, regardless of the day of the week, on which it fell. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed as part of a move to use federal holidays to create three-day weekends. This meant that that, from 1971, Memorial Day holiday has been officially observed on the last Monday in May. However, it took a longer period for all American states to recognize the new date.
Show your support
Our Men’s Plain Vest With POW logo is made from top grade leather showing the unimaginable quality of workmanship of this garment. There is no comparison, this is a great addition to the riding lifestyle. Displaying the red POW logo on the front and back. It shows that you respect people who put their lives on the line for freedom. Everything with this vest just shows that it’s fitting, slim and comfortable. Giving you 2 inside pockets and 2 front pockets, you’ll have space to spare.
Show your respect to the people who deserve it. The best to show your pride is by wearing what you are about. The respect you have towards POW can now be heard and so can the thought of their hard work. Be supportive, show it!
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.
How Bikers Remember
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.
Oh and Don’t forget Mother’s Day on May 14th
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and our Motorcycle Mom’s need love and recognition just like those who don’t ride or have children that ride. So we at AMERiders have pulled a couple of our favorites as suggestions for great gift ideas for mom, that she would love. They both will help with protection all year long and during May’s Motorcycle Awareness Month.
So, Get Mom something she will like with this great Ladies Genuine Buffalo Leather Motorcycle Jacket is a beautiful jacket that any lady would love to wear and is a great starter jacket to fill with your favorite patches.This gorgeous jacket features multiple patches; zippered front; Nehru collar; and leather laces on sleeves and waist for an adjustable fit. Live To Ride brand embroidered cloth patches are included and already sewn in place.
Memorial Day Savings
Ameriders.com will be running our May Promo,[Promo Code Vet10] From May 16 to May 26 in honor of our fallen brothers and sisters that have made the ultimate sacrifice. Ameriders.com will offer a 20% discount on purchases OVER $25 to all our Brothers and Sisters who currently ride. As you well know Memorial Day Is fast approaching which Honors those we have lost and officially marks the First Day Of Summer.
We at Ameriders have chosen to Honor Our Vets This month 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.
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~And as always….
~Live Free Ride Hard~
Let AMERiders help you celebrate Memorial Day with our large selection of Motorcycle Gear and Apparel.
And as always don’t forget to send us your stories, pictures, and events for posting to GALLERY.AMERIDERS @ GMAIL.COM and we will post them for you. The more people that know about your event the better and we are offering free advertising. We would also love to hear about your rides and love to see those bikes so send those stories and pictures.