CVMA 27-2 Mouse Moto Kids
- March 13, 2019
-- Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) Chapter 27-2, participated in Robert E. Lee Elementary School's One Book-One Family event on Tuesday. One Book-One Family is an annual event where the entire student body, of more than 500 students, is engaged to read the same book and do activities over the course of a week. The event culminates at the One Book-One Family night, where students and their families are invited to participate in activities in the evening. This year's selected book was Beverly Cleary's "The Mouse and the Motorcycle". To get the students excited about the event, Robert E. Lee Elementary had a motorcycle on display inside the school the week leading up to the family night event. The event started off with a mouse riding a motorcycle into the school, which elicited joyous squeals from the kids. The members of CVMA 27-2 then allowed the students to look at their motorcycles, ask questions, and even sit on the motorcycles. An abundance of pictures were snapped by parents and guardians as the kids, beaming with excitement and smiles, were assisted on to the motorcycles.
"Most kids are fascinated with motorcycles, they are who wave to us the most when we ride by, so why not give them the opportunity to meet us, see a motorcycle up and personal, and even sit on it? While our motto is 'vets helping vets', we also really enjoy giving back to our community. It is who our membership is at our core, we give back. We understand kids, we are parents ourselves, so we are here to help satisfy the curiosity they have. That and their smiles are what it is all about." said Rhonda "LowSide" Waugh, Secretary of Chapter 27-2 in regard to the event. Waugh continued, "Maybe one day some of these young kids will join our ranks and be Veterans themselves".
CVMA Chapter 27-2 is a nonprofit charitable organization, based out of Garrisonville, Virginia, committed to helping local veterans in Northern Virginia. Chapter members are veterans themselves that have served in combat operations, from Vietnam through the current Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, some of whom are even continuing to serve our Country. CVMA members are veterans who ride motorcycles as a hobby and have a passion for helping our Country's brave men and women who have served and who continue to serve to protect our freedoms. The motto of the CVMA is Vets helping Vets. In the past eight years CVMA Chapter 27-2 has been able to raise and donate over $167,000 to help support issues such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) for veterans within Virginia.https://cvmavirginia27-2.org/