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Memorial Bike Night Honors our Military Heroes


Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer with backyard barbecues, festivals and even retail stores offering sales in honor of the holiday. But the real reason for the day is to honor those who have served this country and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms to enjoy all of those activities.

The Memorial Bike Night at Thirsty Cowboy in Medina on Thursday, May 24 will do just that and also remember all of our active and former military men and women. The night will be filled with activities which includes live music from 7pm-9pm with the country and southern rock band, Whiskey Bound.

The event has teamed up with the non-profit organizations 22 Kill and Defenders of Freedom who serve our active and former military.

22 Kill‘s mission is to raise awareness about the suicide rate among veterans and first responders and educate the public on PTS and other mental health issues. The group offers a variety of programs and resources for all service members that provide many forms of traditional and non-traditional therapies for both mental and physical health.

Defenders of Freedom’s main focus is to assist Post 9/11 Veterans at home. DOF offers emergency financial assistance to wounded and transitioning Veterans, resume preparation, and employment searches. Additionally, they have Veteran initiated programs for peer mentoring. They also continue to send care packages to soldiers who are deployed, something that they have done since 2004.

Memorial Bike Night is presented by Stinger Harley-Davidson and Thirsty Cowboy. Doors open at the Medina club at 5pm with food and beverages available, as well as commemorative t-shirts, raffles, and prizes that will cater to the motorcycle enthusiasts. All proceeds from the night will go directly to 22 Kill and Defenders of Freedom. The event is FREE for all to attend and even though it’s a bike night, all types of vehicles are welcome.

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