Vander Clute Memorial Motorcycle Ride Rolls into Louisville
Motorcyclists present check at 114th VFW National Convention
August 02, 2013
Over 50 motorcyclists rode into Louisville, Ky., during the
114th VFW National Convention to present a check for $14,316 to VFW
Commander-in-Chief Hamilton designated for the VFW National Military Services
(NMS) programs. After the initial check presentation, various VFW Posts and
Departments offered up extra donations and extended the contribution by more
than $3,000, making the total over $17,500.
The Vander Clute Memorial Motorcycle Ride is an annual event
that serves to honor the memory of VFW advocate Howard E. Vander Clute Jr., a
former VFW Commander-in-Chief and motorcycle enthusiast who passed away in 2000.
Many participants ride from across the country to join the event and be a part
of the check presentation at the VFW National Convention. The riders raise
money through registration fees and local VFW sponsorship from VFW Posts,
Districts, Departments and VFW Ladies Auxiliaries in their area.
This yearly donation helps NMS continue programs for active
duty troops and their families such as Operation UplinkTM, Unmet
Needs, and the Military Assistance Program. Each
year, these patriotic motorcyclists come together to raise a significant amount
of money to make a difference in the lives of those who risk their lives for
To learn more about the Vander Clute Memorial Motorcycle
Ride, visit their Facebook
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