American Motorcyclist Association honors fallen veterans
May 23, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The
American Motorcyclist Association expresses its deepest gratitude to the
families and friends of loved ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice in
service to the United States, and honors their memories on Memorial Day, Monday,
"Motorcyclists everywhere salute the sacrifices of America's armed forces
and the U.S. citizens who have perished in service to our country," said
Rob Dingman, president and CEO of the largest member-based motorcycling
organization in the country. "We know that the very freedoms we enjoy,
including the freedom to ride and travel freely throughout this great nation,
are defended daily by Americans who have devoted their lives to protecting our
principles, and many have made the ultimate sacrifice in that defense."
The Memorial Day Weekend is one of the busiest travel periods of the year, and
motorcyclists will be on the road as well, participating in AMA-sanctioned
events, memorial parades, freedom rides and traveling to visit family and
"We ask motorists everywhere to be aware of motorcycles when they are
driving this weekend," Dingman said. "Motorcycling is a mainstream
activity enjoyed by millions of Americans.
"If you don't ride, chances are very good that a friend, family member or
co-worker you know will be riding this weekend, and we urge extra caution
because so many people will be on our highways during this holiday
period," he said.