Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall will arrive in Bisbee on 5/25/17 and will be on display
5/26/17 through 5/29/17 at Vista Park in Warren.
For more information see attached flyer.
The Hired Guns Motorcycle Club, Arizona Chapter, has scheduled Saturday, May 6, 2017, to be the 6th anniversary of the Brian A. Terry Memorial Ride. This year, all proceeds will go to the family of fallen Border Patrol Agent Manuel Alvarez, and the Brian Terry Foundation. Please start requesting the date off now in BPETS so you can come out and participate in this great cause. Also, we will be attempting to raise money in the form of a gun raffle where the winner gets choice. See the flyers below for details, and if you’re interested in buying some tickets, stop me in the halls or text my cell. I hope to see you all there. Thanks.
P.S. If you can’t make it, but would still like to help, please visit www.HiredGunsMCAZ.com and register to be a “rider.”
The address for Cochise Motorsports is actually 1100 Avenida Cochise in Sierra Vista.
Well it is that time of year again our Buster Hummel Memorial Run aka Palm Spring Ride is upon us. Save the dates, February 10 -12, 2017 for our ride over to Palm Springs. If you have never been to Palm Springs or to our annual ride you don’t know what you are missing. Below is all of the information so make your reservations now. You can always cancel them later if you decide not to go. There may be only a limited number of rooms so don’t delay.
2017 BUSTER HUMMEL MEMORIAL RUN
FEBRUARY 10—12, 2017 – PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA
THE QUALITY INN PALM SPRINGS
1269 E. PALM CANYON DRIVE
PALM SPRINGS, CA 92264
BLUE KNIGHTS RATE: $109.00 PLUS 14.75% HOTEL TAX
ROOMS STILL AVAILABLE
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH
ARRIVAL AND FREE DAY
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11TH
MORNING – RIDE TO BE DETERMINED
FREE TIME, SHOPPING IN PALM SPRINGS/LOCAL ATTRACTIONS
EVENING—GROUP DINNER AT 6:30 PM
1800 PALM CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH
SAY OUR GOODBYES AND DEPART FOR HOME
MORNING—BREAKFAST AT ELMERS, 0730 TO 0830
1030 E PALM CANYON DRIVE, PALM SPRINGS
August 31, 2015, marked the 25th Anniversary Memorial Remembrance at DPS District 8 of the deaths of DPS Officers Sergeant John M. Blaser and Officer David G. Gabrielli. There were officers from around the state in attendance. Members from our chapter, John Howe, Steve Mathews, Bruce Distler, Barry (Bear) & Robi Campbell, Terry, and John Chruscinski were there to support them as well as Jan Blaser – Upchurch who is a special honorary member of our chapter. Below is an article that was in the paper honoring these officers.
Here area few photos and a group photo with Jan Blaser – Upchurch.
On Saturday April 18th the IV Annual Brian Terry Memorial Ride was held in Tombstone. There was a large turnout of fellow LEO’s who came from as far as San Diego and San Clemente California.There were members from Legion Riders, VFW, Usual Suspects, Choir Boys, Hallowed Few, and Hired Guns and of course our Blue Knights AZ IX. Those from our chapter were Randy & Cindy Palmer, Dan Thrasher and yours truly. Larry Houghland was not able to ride but he did come to Tombstone.
The ride started and ended at the American Legion in Tombstone on Allen Street. First stop was Chosin Cycles in Huachuca City, Fraternal Order of Eagles in Benson, The Rock Saloon & Brill at the Triangle T Ranch in Draagon, VFW in Pearce, and finally back to Tombstone. Here are some pictures of the MANY motorcycles that were there.
The Missing in America Project Ride (MIAP) was on Saturday March 28th. We met at Adair Funeral home where we picked up 17 urns containing the ashes for WWI, Vietnam, Peace Time Vets, and one urn containing the remains of a spouse. We preceded to RV City in Huachuca City where we met many of bikers from there we went to the Veterans Cemetery for the formal Ceremony. Well over 100 motorcycles from PGR, ALR, VFW, CMA, Combat Vets to name just a few were in attendance. Larry Hougland, Dan Thrasher, Robert Perry and myself represented BKAZIX. The MIAP team has traveled to over 1700 funeral homes looking for unclaimed Veteran remains in hopes of returning them for proper burial. There are over 23,000 funeral homes in America. I have put a photo gallery on our Web Page under the “Photos” Tab.
The MIAP Veterans Recovery Program is having an Internment with Honors Ceremony on Saturday March 28th. The Muster time is at Adair Funeral Homer 1050 N. Dodge Blvd in Tucson. From there they will depart to 2095 N. Hwy 90, Huachuca City. Ultimately it will end at the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery 1300 Buffalo Soldier Trail in Sierra Vista.
Below is a link to their Facebook Page.
The American Legion Post 24 is having the Annual Brian Terry Memorial Ride IV in honor of BPA Alexander Giannini on Saturday April 18th. Ride starts and ends at the American Legion Post 24 , 225 E. Allen Street Tombstone. Registration is from 9:30 – 11:00. Lead group out at 10:30. Meal begin @ 2:00 pm.
Presented by Missing in America Project. We respectfully request all Veteran groups and patriotic individuals, to be part of Interment with Honors of 12 indigent & homeless Veterans, and one Spouse. These Veterans served in the: U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Navy and the Air Force. We will be escorting from Tucson to SAVMC in Sierra Vista.
Adair Funeral Home
1050 N. Dodge Blvd.
The ride starts at Tucson Harley-Davidson, 7355 N I-10 EB Frontage Road in Tucson. Registration begins at 10:00 am. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $5.00 for a passenger. Extra cards are $5.00. Ride pins will be given to the first 300 riders. The ride ends in Vail with live music, food, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, vendors and more. $250.00 will be awarded for the high hand, and $150.00 for the low hand. Proceeds will benefit 9/11 Tucson Memorial Fund and Missing in America Project. For more information call (520) 751-3380