US Marine Riders Association     

JANUARY     2015

7      THU     ALL HANDS KICK OFF MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

10    SAT     FUNERAL - CAPTAIN BILL MCCLURE, WWII VETERAN, US Army, Rising Sun, IN

16    FRI       CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN BILL MCCLURE, WWII VETERAN, US Army, Lawrenceburg, IN 

25    SUN     FUN GATHERING / CHOW, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, Ky 

26    MON    WREATHS FOR KVCN VETERANS MEETING, KY Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY

1      Thu      New Years Day
16    Fri        Persian Gulf War Begins (1991)
17    Sat       KY Motorcycle Association/KBA 18th Annual Freedom Fighters Forum, Louisville, KY (www.kmakba.com) 
27    Tue      Signing of the Vietnam Peace Accord (1973) 
28    Wed     US Vietnam Cease Fire (1973)  
 

FEBRUARY     2015

1     SUN     OPERATION WARRIOR RECONNECT, Williamstown, KY 
5     THU      ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence
7     SAT      NKY YOUNG MARINES TAKE THE POLAR PLUNGE, Bellevue, KY 
14   SAT      FUN GATHERING / CHOW, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY
21   SAT      UNVEILING OF THE ORGINAL SCALE-MODEL OF THE NATIONAL WWII MEMORIAL, Mason, OH 
22   SUN      FUN GATHERING / CHOW, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY  
25   THU      FUN RAISER FOR JAMIE MEEK, FRIEND TO VETERANS, NKY BSM 5, US MARINE RIDERS, Florence, KY 
28   SAT      NKY YOUNG MARINES INFORMAL SESSION, VFW Post 6095, Covington, KY 

12    Thu       Lincoln's Birthday 

16    Mon      Washington's Birthday (Observed)

21     Sat       Key Cerempny SPC Jacob Lyeria, US Army, Milroy, IN 

21-22            Easyriders 2015 Bike Show Tour, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH (EasyridersEvents.com) (sef)

23    Mon      Flag Raised on Iwo Jima (1945)

24    Tue       70th Anniversary of the Assault of Iwo Jima, Fleminsburg, KY
24    Tue       Ceremony Honoroing PFC Franklin R. Sousley, USMRA (KIA), Eliazabeth, KY  
  

MARCH     2015

5      THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

7      SAT     NKY YOUNG MARINES, SUPRISE VISIT NATIONAL YOUNG MARINE OF THE YEAR, Latonia, KY 

13    FRI      NKY YOUNG MARINES FISH FRY, Ft Wright, KY 

14    SAT     FUN GATHERING / CHOW, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY

22    SUN    FUN GATHERING / CHOW, Golden Corral, FT Mitchell, KY 

27    FRI      NKY YOUNG MARINES FISH FRY, Ft Wright, KY

28    Sat      SAFETY SATURDAY (GWRRA), Blue Ash Recreation Center, Blue Ash, OH 

28    Sat      DEDICATION - GUARDIAN ANGEL MONUMENT, FT WRIGHT, KY 

29    SUN    VIETNAM VETERANS DAY - USA (sef)


6-15              Daytona Bike Week, Daytona, Fl ( http://www.daytonachamber.com/daytonabikeweek/search.cfm)

7        Sat      Remembering Tony "Wojo" Spaghetti & Meatball Dinner, American Legion Post 72, Cincinnati, OH 

8      Sun    Daylights Savings Time Begins  

9       Wed   National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day - USA 

17     Tue    St. Patrick' s Day 

20     Fri      Spring Begins

27-28             Abate of Ohio - State Seminar, Mt Sterling, OH (www.abate.com) (sef) 

29      Sun      Palm Sunday

 
GWRRA = Gold Wing Road Riders Association   

APRIL     2015

2      THU       ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

10    FRI        VISITATION - LUTHER RICE CAPTAIN/USMC/RETIRED, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, Aurora, IN

11   SAT        FUNERAL - LUTHER RICE CAPTAIN/ USMC/RETIRED, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran, Aurora, IN

11    SAT       CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft MItchell, KY

13    MON      WREATHS FOR KVCN VETERANS MEETING, NKY Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY 

26    SUN       CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY  


3        Fri             Good Friday  

3        Fri             Battle of the Badge, Turfway Park, Florence, KY  (www.4thforoursoldiers.org)  

4        Sat            Tri-State Motorcycle Show & Swap Meet, National Guard Armory, Carrolton, KY 

5       Sun       Easter Sunday

6       Mon      Persian Gulf War Ends (1991)

19     Sat        KMRO Annual Spring Fling, Elks Lodge, Elsmere, KY  

25     Sat        Ring In Spring Discover Ride, Taylor Mill, KY (Cancelled-weather)

30-4                    The Moving Wall, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lawrence, IN (sef)

SEF = Special Events Flyer on web page

MAY     2015

MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH - USA 

MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH 

2       SAT      HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE US MARINE RIDERS ASSOCIATION (2006-2015)

2       SAT      RUN FOR THE SON (CMA), Shorty-S, Florence, KY 

7      THU       ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

7-10                  TAILGATING FOR THE TROOPS, Elk Creek Vineyard, Owenton, KY (tailgatingfortroops.com)

9       SAT      CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY

16     SAT       ARMED FORCES DAY - USA
 
17     SUN          LAUREN'S FIGHT FOR CANCER, Coney Island Amusement Park, Cincinnati, OH
 
20      WED         POW / MIA MEMORIAL RIDE (RT), Army Reserve Center, Ft Thomas, KY 
 
24     SUN       CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY
 
25     MON           KY NATIONAL GUARD MEMORIAL DEDICATION, Frankfort, KY (kynationalmemorial.com 
 
25     MON       MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, NKY Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY

1-2                      Williamstown Derby Day and Parade, Williamstown, KY  
7       Thu       Tailgating For The Troops. The Eyes of Freedom - Lima Company 3/5 Memorial, Elk Creek Vineyard, Owenton, KY 
8       Fri         V-E Day 
8-17               Myrtle Beach Bike Week Rally ( http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/)
10     Sun       Mother's Day
10     Sun       KMA / KBA Mothers Day Bike Show, Richwood Flea Market, Richwood, KY 
15-17             Treasures of our Military Past, Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH ( https://www.cincymuseum.org/exhibits/treasures-of-our-military-                                       past/premiere)
16      Sat           Armed Forces Appreciation Ride,  American Legion 275, Independence, KY 
25     Mon      Memorial Day - USA
25     Mon      Florence Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony, Florence, KY
25     Mon      Rolling Thunder - Ride to the Wall, Washington, DC ( http://www.rollingthunder1.com/) 
28     Thu           DAV  -  All Veterans Career Fair, Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Oh  
29-7              Ohio Bike Week, Lake Erie, OH (www.ohiobikeweek.com)
30     Sat       NKY Young Marines 2015A Recruit Class Graduation, Ft Thomas, KY (sef)
30     Sat       Defend Freedom Tour, Sharonville Convention Center, Cincinnati, OH (http://defendfreedomtour.com/event/cincinnati-oh/)                

 
CMA = Christian Motorcycle Association
KMA  = Kentucky Motorcycle Association
RT     = Rolling Thunder Chapter 9 - Cincinnati 
SEF  = Special Events Flyer on web page 

JUNE     2015

4       THU    ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

7       SUN    WILLIAMSTOWN AMERICAN LEGION POST 137 BENEFIT POCKER RUN, Williamstown, KY

13     SAT    CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY 

13     SAT    BIKE & CAR SHOW, American Legion Post 4, Florence, KY

21     SUN   CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY

27     SAT    RIDE & VISIT  THOMSON-HOOD VETERANS CENTER, Wilmore, KY


4       Thu    Battle of Midway Begins (1942)

4       Thu    Career Fair in the Bluegrass Area, Lexington, KY 

6       Sat     D-Day 1944 

13-14          5th Annual Ride to Remember - SE Region (HOTH), Batesville, IN 

14     Sun    Flag Day

14     Sun    2015 Breast Fest Ride, Holy Grail Banks, Cincinnati, OH

14     Sun    Happy Birthday to the United States Army (1775-2015)

20     Sat     KMA  Annual Scavenger Hunt Bike Ride, Special K's, Walton, KY) 

21     Sun    Father's Day

21      Sun    Summer Begins
 
22      Mon   GI Bill Signed (1944)
 
25      Thu    Start of Korean War (1950)
 
27     Sat    Rolling Paws Ride, Lawrenceburg, KY 
      
27-28         Tough Mudder Competition, KY Speedway, Sparta, KY (https://toughmudder.com/events/find-an-event)
 
HOTH =  Help on the Home Front 
KMA =   Kentucky Motorcycle Associaton 
SEF  =  Special Events Flyer on Web Page 

JULY     2015

2       THU    ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

2-5               NEWPORT MOTORCYCLE RALLY, Newport On The Levee, Newport, KY (http://www.newportmotorcyclerally.com/)

10     FRI      TRAVELING VIETNAM MOVING WALL (9-12), Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington, KY 

11     SAT     CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY

11     SAT     HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL & WARRIOR WEEKEND (9-12), MIDDLETON REGIONAL AIRPORT, Milddletown, OH 

13     MON    WREATHS FOR KVCN MEETING, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY

25      SAT        1ST ANNUAL SUNMAN RIDE, Sunman, IN

26      SUN       CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY

25     FRI      HONOR ESCORT - CPL HAYDEN TAYLOR, USMC - Verona, KY

27     MON    VISITATION - CPL HAYADEN TAYLOR, USMC - Verona, KY

27     MON    VISITATION & FUNERAL - JOHN WAYNE PRESTON , Marine Veteran, Florence, KY 


3        Fri      Florence Celebrates Independence Day, Florence Government Center, Florence, KY

3         Fri          City of Independence Celebrates Independence Day, Independence, KY 

4        Sat     Independence Day - USA

5       Sun     Florence Freedom Baseball Park, Free Admission Active-Duty Military Members, Veterans & Families, Florence, KY 

7       Tue     Veteran's Resource Fair, Gateway College  Gymnasium, Covington, KY (sef)

12      Sun       SSG Matt Maupin Memorial Ride, Glen Estes High School, Batavia, OH (sef)

14     Sun     Flag Day

16-19               KY Bike Rally, Sturgis, KY ( http://www.kentuckybikerally.com)

26      Sun    Americans with Disabilities Act Signed (1990)

27      Mon       End of Korean War (1953) 

SEF    = Special Events Flyer on Web Site 

AUGUST     2015

4    TUE        HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (1790-2015)

6    THU        FUNERAL - JOHN J. DUGAN - PFC US ARMY / KOREAN  VETERAN VETERAN,  Erlanger, KY

7     FRI        PURPLE HEART DAY - USA 

8     SAT       CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY

9     SUN      VISITATION - NORMA KERNS (Widow of Jack Kerns SgtMaj US Army Retired/Deceased) Williamstown, KY

10   MON     FUNERAL - NORMA KERNS (Widow of Jack Kerns SgtMaj US Army Retired/Deceased), KY Veterans Cemetery North, Williamstown, KY

13    THU     MEMORIAL - AARON WILSON - SSgt US Air Force / Retired, Villa Hills, KY

13-15            GWRRA KENTUCKY DISTRICT BLAST, Convention Center, Frankfort, KY  

22   SAT       6th TEDDY BEAR RUN, American Legion Post 4, Florence, KY 

22   SAT       OHIO VETERANS HOME VISIT, Georgetown, OH 

23   SUN       CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY

25   TUE       VISITATION - GEORGE "TOM" ATHA, US Army Veteran, Erlanger, KY

29   SAT       CHRISTMAS WREATHS FOR VETS, Richwood Flea Market, Richwood, KY


3-7                East Rider Rodeo, Chillicothe, OH (sef) 

3-9                Stugris Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, ND (http://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/) 

6-8                4th Annual Honor & Remember Music Festival, Rivers Edge & Amphitheater, Hamilton, OH 

6-9                     Worlds Longest Yard Sale, (Hwy 127 Covers 690 miles from Addison, MI to Gadsden, AL)

7     Fri          Ride 2 Recovery Launch of Project Hero - Ohio, Columbus, OH

8     Sat        The Vietnam Travelling Memorial Wall Escort, Lexington to Wilmore, KY 

8     Sat        Veterans Appreciation Picnic & Military Appreciation Day, Thomson-Hood Veterans Ctr, Wilmore, KY 

14    Fri             Japan Surrenders -  End of WWII (1945)

15    Sat            Veterans Memorial Park, Villa Hills, KY 

22    Sat            Hero's Ride, Fairfield Community Center, Fairfield, OH

27    Sun          Gold Star Mothers Day - USA

29    Sat            Roads Annual Freedom Run & Hot August Nights, Latonia, KY 

29    Sat            KMRO Annual Freedom Ride Elk's Lounge, Florence, KY 

SEF = Special Events Flyer on web site      

SEPTEMBER    2015

3-6                 HONDA WING DING 37, Huntsville, Al (wing-ding.org)

10    THU        ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

11     FRI        PATRIOT DAY - USA

11     FRI        UNVEILING 9-11 MEMORIAL, Crescent Springs Community Park, Crescent Springs, KY

11     FRI        WWII SHIP - USS LST 325, Public Landing, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH

12     SAT       CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY
 
18      FRI            NATIONAL POW / MIA DAY, USA
 
18     FRI        HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the UNITED STATES AIR FORCE (1947-2015)
 
27     SUN      SPC ZACHERY SALMON RUN, US Army, Boone Arboretum at Central Park, Union, KY (sef)
 
30      MON    FUNERAL / ESCORT - DANIEL STAFFEY SR, USMC Veteran, Vietnam Era, Willliamstown, KY

2        Wed          V-J Day (1945) 
3       10 wk    "VetStart"  Entrepreneurship Program,  U of L, Louusville, KY 
3-7                 Easy Rides Rodeo Tour 2015, Chillicothe, OH  
7       Mon       Labor Day Holiday - USA
11      Fri             Marines at the Cincinnati Reds Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH  
12      Sat            NKY Ride Against Addiction, Grant County Park, Crittenden, KY
12      Sat            Dedication Ceremony for Tuskegee Airman Memorial, Seymour, IN
12      Sat            5th Annual Marine Cpl John C. Biship Memorial, Versailles, IN
12      Sat            3rd Annual Salute a Solider, Sunman, IN
12      Sat           11th Annual Car Show & Summer Cruz-In, Brookville, IN
23     Wed       Autumn Begins
26      Sat            Fall Foliage Ride, Brooks Restaurant, Walton, KY (sef) 
26     Sat        Fall Fest / Toy Run (AFR) Lawrenceburg Fair Grounds, Lawrenceburg, IN (sef)
27      Sun           Gold Star Mother's Day - Everywhere 
27     Sun        Fallen Brothers & Sisters Memorial Ride, Cincinnati, OH (sef) 

AFR = American Federation Riders 
SEF = Special Events Fltyer on web page 

OCTOBER     2015

3       SAT     HONDA OF FLORENCE 5OTH YEAR CELEBRATION, Florence, KY (sef)

8       THU     FUNERAL / ESCORT JOHN W SAVAGE, MSGT / US ARMY - Retired, Taylor Mill, KY

8       THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

10     SAT     CHOW / RIDE, Frisch's, Ft Mitchell, KY

12     MON    WREATHS FOR KVCN VETERANS MEETING, KY Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY

13     TUE     HAPPY 240th BIRTHDAY TO THE US NAVY (1775-2015)

17     SAT     FUNERAL / ESCORT LEONARD J  BITTO, US NAVY VETERAN / KOREAN WAR & WWII VETERAN, Florence, KY

21     WED    VISITATION - LAWRENCE LOUIS "LARRY" HERZOG JR - LtCol /Civil Air Patrol, Louisville, KY

21     THU     FUNERAL / INTERMENT -  LAWRENCE LOUIS "LARRY" HERZOG JR - LtCol / Civil Air Patrol, Louisville, KY

25     SUN     CHOW / RIDE, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY

31       SAT        PURPLE HEART COMMUNITY DEDICATION, Lawrenceburg, IN 


8          Thu         DAV - All Veterans Career Day, Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati, OH (sef) 

10        Sat         Ghosts of Rabbit Hash Tour, Rabbit Hash, KY (sef) 

11        Sun        Devil's Staircase Hill Climb Races, Oregonia, OH (sef)

11        Sun         Veterans Memorial Park of Kentucky, Louisville, KY (sef) 

12        Mon        Columbus Day  

15-18                  Bike October Fest, Daytona, FL (http://www.daytonachamber.com/daytonabikeweek/search.cfm)

16       Fri            Cuban Missile Crisis Begins (1962)

17      Thu           NKY Young Marine Birthday Ball, Ft Wright Civic Center, Ft Wright, KY (sep)

17     Sat        1st Annual Ride For Rights Poker Run (KMA), Special "K's", Walton, KY (sef)

19      Mon           Community United Against Heroin, Life Learning Center, Covington, KY (sef) 

21-25                  Thunder Beach Autumn Rally, Panama City, FL ( http://thunderbeachproductions.com )

25       Sun          Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, D.C. (www.marinecorpsmarathon.com) 

25       Sun          US Invades Grenada (1983) 

31       Sat           Halloween
 
DAV -   Disabled American Veterans
KMA -    Kentucky Motorcycle Association
KVCN - Kentucky Veterans Cemetery - North  
SEF - Special Events Flyer on Web Site     

NOVEMBER     2015

2       MON    FUNERAL / ESCORT - MITCHELL HOWARD, US ARMY, VIETNAM ERA, Verona, KY

4       WED    USO TRIBUTE CINCINNATI, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH 

5       THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

7       SAT     DAV 5K RUN, WALK, ROLL, RIDE RUN, Cincinnati, OH (www.DAV5K.org) 

8      SUN     HAPPY BIRTHDAY PATRIOT GUARD RIDERS (2005-2015) 

8       SUN     NKY VETERANS DAY OBSERVANCE, Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, KY 

9       MON    WREATHS FOR VETERANS KVCN MEETING, KY Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY

10       TUE       NKY - TRI STATE CELEBRATES THE MARINE CORPS 240TH BIRTHDAY, Fumbles Sports Bar, Florence, KY 

10     TUE     HAPPY 240TH BIRTHDAY TO THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS (1775-2015) 

11     WED    VETERANS DAY CEREMONY, KY Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY 

14     SAT     VETERAN'S DAY PROGRAM, Florence Government Center, KY 
 
15     SUN     HONOR RUN  HALF MARATHON, Florence Mall, Florence, KY 
 
22     SUN     GATHERING / CHOW, Golden Corral, Ft Mitchell, KY 

1       Sun      Daylights Savings Time Ends 
3        Tue          Election Day
11     Fri        Veteran's Day 
26     Thu      Thanksgiving Day  

DAV - Disabled American Veterans 
SEF - Special Events Flyer on web page

DECEMBER     2015

3      THU    ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY

5      SAT    WREATHS FOR KVCN VETERANS CEREMONY, NKY VETERANS CEMETERY NORTH, Williamstown, KY (sef)

5      SAT    ESCORT - ANTHONY LUCAS - US ARMY, CVG  to Taylor Mill, KY

6      SUN    VISITATION - ANTHONY LUCAS - US ARMY, Taylor Mill, KY

7      MON   FUNERAL / INTERMENT - ANTHONY LUCAS - US ARMY, Taylor Mill, KY to Fort Mitchell, KY

12    SAT    FUNERAL / ESCORT - PAUL BROOMALL, US ARMY Veteran, Alexandria, KY

27    SUN   GATHERING / CHOW, Golden Corral, FT Mitchell, KY 

 


6        Sun      Flag Assemble & Plaque Presentation, ALP#239, Lawrenceburg, IN (sef) 

7      Mon    Pearl Harbor Anniversary Day (1941) 

16     Wed      Battle of the Bulge (1944) 

21    Mon    Winter Begins

25    Fri       Christmas Day
31     Thu        Official End of WW II (1946) 
31    Thu      New Years Eve
 
ALP  -     American Legion Post
KVCN -  Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY 
SEF  -   Special Events Flyer on Web Page