Combat veterans ride to support brethren

Combat veterans ride to support brethren

They represent all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. They ride motorcycles as a hobby. They support and defend those who have defended this country and its freedoms.
Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association has members from almost every state in the union, as well as some members living abroad. Some are veterans; some are still serving in the armed forces.
They share many common goals and passions, in addition to their commitment to their country. Among those goals is offering support and assistance by such means as helping veteran care facilities provide warm meals, clothing, shelter and guidance. Other outreach efforts include finding ways to express a simple “thank you” or “welcome home” to someone who is standing, or has stood, on the front lines for this nation and its people.
A Jackson chapter, which has attracted participation from veterans in this area who love revving up their 500C (or more) motorcycles for a good cause, meets at 3 p.m. the second Sunday of each month at Redbone Grill, located at 584 Carriage House Drive in Jackson. In April, that meeting date will be changed to this Sunday, since the second Sunday will be Easter.
The group sponsors or participates in many motorcycle-related charity events each year and, as a non-profit organization, donates to various veteran care facilities and veterans’ charities.
Full members are those with verified combat service and supporter members are those who have non-combat military service. Both groups have, as their most common bond, a strong dedication to assisting veterans.
For more information about the chapter which meets in Jackson, contact Willis Hayslett Sr. of Union City at 446-9321 or go to www.combatvet.org.

Published in The Messenger 3.30.12

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