PRLog - June 24, 2011 - Fort Myers Harley-Davidson is inviting all past and present military personnel to come by on Saturday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. to partake in their “Freedom Photo,” in honor of the sacrifices made by local veterans to safeguard the freedoms that Independence Day represents.
2010 Freedom Photo from nearby Naples Harley
An appreciation ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. including:
· National anthem sing
· Guest speaking presentation by City of Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan
· Suncoast Vietnam Veteran’s reenactment of The Last Patrol
The ceremony will be immediately followed by the mass Freedom Photo at noon. Participants are encouraged to wear their uniform, colors and patches. All guests will receive a copy of the photo and a large-scale version will be produced and featured in their retail location. Refreshments will be provided along with live music following the photo. No RSVP necessary.
Additionally, Veterans in the Southwest Florida area can receive free counseling and assistance with their government benefits as Harley-Davidson and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) are bringing the Harley’s Heroes program to the dealership the same day.
Veterans who suffer from injuries or disabilities related to their military service, and may have never filed a claim for benefits with the VA or have found it difficult working through the red tape, are encouraged to attend. The DAV counselors at this event are highly trained professionals who are skilled experts in developing and prosecuting veterans’ claims.
For more information, please call the dealership at (239) 275-4647 or visit http://www.hdfortmyers.com.
ABOUT HARLEY’S HEROES™ WITH THE DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS
The 1.2 million-member Disabled American Veterans, a non-profit organization founded in 1920 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1932, represents this nation’s disabled veterans. It is dedicated to a single purpose: building better lives for our nation’s disabled veterans and their families. More information is available at http://www.dav.org.
Since 2007, this program sponsored by The Harley-Davidson Foundation - dubbed Harley’s Heroes - has brought DAV’s Mobile Service Office (MSO) program to thousands of sites across the United States, providing important counseling and assistance to help tens of thousands of veterans and their families secure the benefits to which they are entitled from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Defense, and other government agencies.
ABOUT FORT MYERS HARLEY-DAVIDSON
Fort Myers Harley-Davidson, located at 2160 Colonial Boulevard, has a strong commitment to motorcycle safety as well as the community. For more information on this event or other local Harley activities, please call (239) 275-HOGS (4647) or visit http://www.hdfortmyers.com.
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Scott Fischer Enterprises, and all their Harley-Davidson locations, has a strong commitment to motorcycle safety as well as the community. For more information, please visit http://www.harleyflorida.com.