Awesome turn out for the meeting yesterday! Thanks to all of the members who came out to be involved in their chapter and their association. You get out of the CVMA what you put in, and so far, 33-9 is getting a ton of effort and input from the membership!
Happy New Year’s Eve! Hopefully everyone is enjoying festivities somewhere, even if it’s at home with the family.
If you’re riding tonight, ride safe and watch out for distracted/drunk drivers. A 3000 pound car does a lot of damage to a motorcycle and rider.
The Mare Island Naval Cemetery in Vallejo, CA is home to three Medal of Honor recipients, a daughter of Francis Scott Key, and numerous military service members who perished at the Mare Island Naval Base and elsewhere in the SF Bay Area. Originally under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Navy, the cemetery has changed hands several times. The current caretakers are the City of Vallejo and the Mare Island Heritage Trust. Over many decades, the cemetery has fallen into complete d...isrepair. Fences are crumbling, headstones and monuments are broken, falling, collapsed, or simply filthy and unreadable, the landscaping needs significant work, stonework is crumbling and broken, and there is no flag flying above this military cemetery.
Most of the men and women in this cemetery served our country honorably, and deserve to have their memory honored and preserved. This cemetery is in a disgraceful, disrespectful condition. The CVMA has offered help and assistance to the Mare Island Heritage Trust and the City of Vallejo in coordinating community resources to restore and preserve this historic site, but so far, no positive response from either. There are six Russian sailors buried here, all of whom perished in San Francisco Bay. The Russian government has done a better job of maintaining the headstones of their sailors than we have for ours!
More photos and video of the site will follow, as well as more complete and detailed write ups of the problems, both here and on our website.
Please "like" and "share" if you think the memory of our fallen sailors and Marines should be honored and preserved in a more respectful and honorable manner.
Awesome event today at the Golden Rose Tattoo in Modesto. The artists generously donated their time and materials to do some rad military, CVMA, and biker-inspired designs and help benefit a brother in need. Great guys, awesome artists, and fellow vets.
Thank you to everyone who showed up to support our chapter, our brother, and the mission of “vets helping vets.”
CVMA 33-9 setting up for today’s event at Golden Rose Tattoo in Modesto. A USMC, Vietnam War combat veteran lost everything in the recent Wine Country fires. Artists and the Golden Rose stepped up big time and are offering discounted, military, CVMA, and biker-themed ink from 12-noon to 7pm. CVMA is providing hot dogs, hamburgers, and drinks! Come out, grab a bite to eat, and get inked or make a donation to a deserving veteran in need.
CVMA 33-9, and Golden Rose Tattoo, are hosting an event to benefit a combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient who recently lost everything in the tragic Wine Country fires. Several artists have volunteered their time and materials to do a limited number of tattoo designs at discounted prices, with all proceeds going to our comrade in need.
The artists will be doing several versions of the CVMA skull and spade, Combat Action and Combat Infantry Badges, campaign ribbons from ...Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam, as well as several other motorcycle-related designs. Prices range from $40-$60 dollars per design. (CVMA designs can only be done for members in good standing, but all other designs are available for the general public.)
CVMA 33-9 will be providing food and drinks on site, and there are several good bars nearby.
All veterans (CVMA or not) are welcome! Even if you don't plan on getting inked, at least come by and join the CVMA in supporting a fellow veteran and his family. Our motto is "vets helping vets" and this event is entirely, 100% to help a vet in need.
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This photo is sort of an "oldie", but we didn't have a FB presence in the beginning. Kay Prescher is a member of the CVMA Auxiliary and the wife of full member Chris Prescher ("Ragnar"), who recently returned home safe from a long ride to their home state of Minnesota. She's a stalwart at our events and meetings and always willing to help.
As the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, our membership is primarily drawn from combat veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces. However, w...e welcome, honor, and value our auxiliary members (spouses of full patch holders) and support members (non-combat U.S. military vets.)
The photos are of Kay being sworn in by Chapter Commander Gary Sponseller and Sergeant at Arms Anthony Gonzales, and with her nice, clean CVMA Aux patch. With the amount of riding that Kay and Chris do, that patch won't be clean for long!