VFW Riders of Virginia Donating $15,001.00 to the Howard Vander Clute Memorial Ride in Kansas City during the VFW National Convention. The fund is used to help Veterans and their families. The ride is named after Past VFW National Commander (1979-80) Howard E. Vander Clute Jr.
VFW Riders of Virginia as well as some Post 1177 Riders had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown on July 7th.
Too many of our brothers and sisters are taking their own lives. The Defense Suicide Prevention Office website has a lot of information for both veterans in need and their families. Take a few minutes and check out their site.
Confidential Help for Servicemembers and Their Families
Text to 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1
This service is for active duty, guard, reserve and veterans alike.
Big Thank you to Mission BBQ for donating the food for our 2018 Poker Run.
Riders paid a visit to one of our own, Bob Perkins this Memorial Day weekend, 2018 at Quantico National Cemetery. We paid him the respect he deserves. Bob, you are missed amongst our ranks.
VFW Post 3160's Auxilary is raising money for Operation Smile in the name of one of our riders, Bob Perkins. We lost Bob July 21, 2017 at the age of 68. Bob was a long time VFW Rider and very active in Operation Smile for years. Bob was a Purple Heart recipient for injuries he received during his time in Vietnam. To learn more about Bob and his passion for Operation Smile and to donate in Bobs name, go
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VFW 2017 National Convention in New Orleans, LA, July 22-26
Over 15 riders from Virginia made it to the convention. In all, 10 of us rode our bikes down, two even completing the Iron Butt, 1000 miles in 24 hours. We rode with our fellow VFW riders in the 2017 Howard E Vander Clute Jr Memorial Motorcycle Ride/Poker Run on July 22nd. The ride started off with wonderful weather but the day ended with a rain storm/flooding that those of us who rode in it will never forget. VFW Riders Virginia are proud to say we donated over half of the proceeds this year in the Vader Clute Memorial Ride. We donated a check for $15,000. The checks were presented to the National Commander on the stage during the convention.
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