COMBAT VETS NC 15-5
ANNUAL BENEFIT RIDE
MAY 4TH, 2013
"VETS HELPING VETS!"
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Welcome to the FIFTH annual ORIGINAL Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Benefit Ride. This is an OPEN RIDE! All are welcome. You DO NOT have to be a Veteran to join us.
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO VISIT THE SPONSOR PAGE. WE HAVE HAD SOME INCREDIBLE DONATIONS MADE BY SOME VERY GENEROUS INDIVIDUALS AND BUSINESSES!
The ride will depart CROSSROAD HARLEY DAVIDSON, WILKESBORO, NC. WWW.CROSSROAD-HD.COM at 1 PM sharp on the 4TH OF MAY. Sign up will start at 1000 AM. The ride is a police escorted ride. The ride is approximately 52 miles. It will end at RIVER CITY BAR & GRILL, Mooresville.
THE FEE FOR A SINGLE $20 OR TWO UP THIS YEAR WILL BE $25. EVEN IF YOU DON'T RIDE IN THE RIDE AND JUST SHOW UP AT RIVER CITY YOU WILL BE ASKED TO PAY AN ADMITTANCE FEE. PLEASE REMEMBER, WE ARE TRYING TO RAISE MONEY TO HELP OUR COMBAT WOUNDED!
This ride's sole purpose has many Veteran beneficiaries: To name a few that this ride has benefited in the past: The Fisher House of NC, Purple Heart Homes, Project Rover, Project Healing Waters, Project Healing Hunt, Welcome Home Vets and several individual veterans in need.
Another of the beneficiaries will be any Combat Wounded Solider who is in dire straits awaiting government assistance. IE..immediate need of a wheelchair ramp, assistance in paying power bill, water bill, etc. Short term help to get over the "hump."
Please take the time to click on the websites and the above links for more information. You will find the pre-planned ride route. If anyone would like to make a donation without riding or would like to help sponsor that would be most appreciated. If you own a business or your employer would like to help sponsor please let us know.
THIS YEARS GUEST SPEAKER:
MR PETE MELETIS
KOREAN WAR VETERAN
CHOSIN BASIN SURVIVOR
Battle of Chosin Reservoir -
The combat action from the Chosin Reservoir is revered as a high point in the history of the US Marine Corps. In the fighting, the Marines effectively destroyed or crippled seven Chinese divisions which attempted to block their progress. Marine losses in the campaign numbered 836 killed and 12,000 wounded. Most of the latter were frostbite injuries inflicted by the severe cold and winter weather. Precise casualties for the Chinese are not known but are estimated at 35,000 killed. Chinese forces numbered 200,000 vs US forces of only 20,000!
"We're surrounded. That simplifies our problem of getting to these people and killing them."
- Col Chesty Puller at the Chosin Reservoir
IF YOU DO NOTHING ELSE...PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO WATCH THIS VIDEO. IT IS WELL WORTH THE TWO MINUTES IT TAKES TO WATCH!
We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say "Thank You." and "Welcome Home."
Our membership is comprised of Full Members ( those with verified combat service ) and Supporter Members ( those who have non-combat military service, and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans ). We have members from nearly all 50 states and living abroad. Many members continue to serve in our Armed Forces, with several serving in combat areas now.
We sponsor and/or participate in many motorcycle-related charity events each year, and as a non-profit organization, donate to various veteran care facilities and veteran charities.
To speed things up on ride day, please click on RIDEWAIVER above to download and print. If you have it signed and filled out when you get to the start it will speed things up tremendously. Thanks!
THE RIDE ROUTE IS WAY BETTER AND EVEN MORE IMPORTANT....MUCH SAFER!
I WOULD LIKE TO SET A GOAL OF A MINIUM OF 700 BIKES. PLEASE HELP US REACH THIS GOAL. BE A PART OF THE LARGEST RIDE IN OUR AREA AND HELP OUR COMBAT WOUNDED VETERANS!
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL WE HAVE MOVED THE RIDE TO END AT A NEW LOCATION.
RIVER CITY BAR & GRILL, LAKE NORMAN. IT OFFERS A TON OF PAVED PARKING, BIG STAGE, THERE WILL BE AN OUTSIDE TENT AREA, OF COURSE LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, OUR BIG AUCTION, ALL RIGHT ON LAKE NORMAN!
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HERE IS LAST YEARS RIDE VIDEO!