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Boot-Heel Harley-Davidson Gives To Fallen Soldiers

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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Press Release January 1st 2011

The new Boot-Heel Harley-Davidson dealership located at 2100 E. Outer Road in Scott City, MO starts the new year off roaring to life on all cylinders. They are giving back to the community's fallen soldiers with the help of the Patriot Guard Riding Club with the Polar Bear Motorcycle Ride January 1st at 1:00 pm.

For every rider who braves the elements and participates, Boot-Heel Harley-Davidson will contribute a wreath to Wreaths Across America.

The Polar Bear ride is free to ALL riders. The more riders who participate, the more Boot-heel Harley-Davidson will give back to the community to commemorate our fallen soldiers.

For more information on this event please contact: Jason Butler at: (573) 334-7716

The men and woman of the Patriot Guard spend countless hours helping our local veterans weather it is to raise money for a needy veterans family or to escort a fallen comrade to his last resting place.

Wreaths Across America believes that there should be no veterans grave to go without a wreath to commemorate there service to our country and the many lives that have fallen to protect our country and freedoms.

Boot-Heel Harley Davison feels that the one of the many most heroic acts is for one of our fellow country men or woman is to enlist in military service and protect our country , rights and freedom.

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It's obvious that the folks at Boot Heel HD are doing it right. There are several polar bear runs Saturday. Steer into the dealership Saturday at 1:00 PM and help support Wreaths Across America. We had over 1,700 wreaths donated this year and placed wreaths on every grave at the State Veterans Cemetery in Bloomfield, hung wreaths on the Heroes Way signs and donated wreaths to many veterans families across the bootheel. Although this is not a PGR mission, I encourage all riders who support veterans and their families to stop by the dealership and help kick off our Wreaths Across America campaign for 2011. Thank you Boot Heel HD for your support.

-- Posted by Ride Captain on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 6:55 AM

No disrespect to anyone involved. I speak out of ignorance here. As a currently deployed soldier I appreciate all the support that the wonderful citizens of this great nation show. I've got nothing but love for the Patriot Guard escorting my fallen warriors to their final resting place. This story comes off to me as more of a marketing event for a new dealership than an act of giving to our fallen soldiers. Please someone clarify this and to make up for my ignorance on the matter.

-- Posted by elcodirksfan on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 2:46 PM


First, thanks for bein' out there on the front lines for all of us back here at home. I can tell you ALL bikers support you and your fellow soldiers. I think what you percieve as a marketing ploy is more as a challenge to the biker community to come out and support a group that helps veterans. Bikers are all about supporting two things: soldiers and children. Bootheel is "new" to the community and it needs to show it's out there being a part of it. They know we bikers love to be challenged, and they put up a good one. If they happen to sell a few t-shirts or some extra chrome, I doubt it will be any different than any other day. Bikers are always buying t-shirts and some extra chrome. Bottom line is, this dealership knows how to rally a group for a good cause. You put out a story about a polar bear ride that is like every other polar bear ride, you won't get alot of riders, unless it's sunny and 50 degrees on New Years Day...

Hope that helps. Be safe...

-- Posted by ol'homeboy on Thu, Dec 30, 2010, at 11:46 AM

Ok. I got it now. My comment was a response to how our troops get bombarded with "military offers" from just about any type of company you can think of. I am thankful for the support that America does show for it's warriors. Many times I question weather these companies are doing these offers as a way to give back to the troops... or using the troops as a marketing tool. Please understand that I'm not accusing this dealership of doing this. I am ingnorant on the issue and I appriciate the further explaination. Hope the ride went well.

-- Posted by elcodirksfan on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 6:08 AM

As a Vietnam vet it would have been marvelous to have this sort of thing happen back in the late 60s and early 70s for those serving. The apathy and distain felt toward the troops back then was appalling.

-- Posted by huffhuff on Mon, Jan 3, 2011, at 6:48 AM

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