US Marine Riders Association     

2021 CALENDER OF EVENTS



JANUARY       2021
  -   
During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY

2     SAT      FUNERAL (V,S) MATTHEW D. SPRINGER (23), USMC - Corporal, Elsmere, KY
7     THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY                 (CANCELLED)
21   THU    FUNERAL (V.S.E.I) JAMES KELLY RALSTON (74), US Army, Florence, KY
24  SUN     DRIVE BY BIRTHDAY - CARL LEMING (98) - US Army Air Force / WWII /Captain, Union, KY
27  WED    FUNERAL (V,S,E,I) WAYNE A. MYERS, JR (92), US Navy - WWII, Elsmere, KY 

FYI:
1          Fri     New Years Day
8 - 10            Annual Cavalcade of Customs Car & Bike Show (61st), Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH    (MOVED MAR 12-14)
9         Sat     National Law Enforcement Day
15       Fri      30th Anniversary Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm (1991)
20      Wed   Inauguration Day
21-23            AIM Expo, Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH (aimexpouse.com)                  (POSTPONED)
27      Wed   Holocaust Memorial Day
27      Wed   US - Vietnam Peace Accord (1973)
28      Thu    US - Vietnam Cease Fire Day (1973)
 
V,S,E,I   =  Visitation, Service, Escort, Internment


FEBRUARY       2021 -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself

4    THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, Florence, KY
7     SUN     FUNERAL (V,S)  PEARL NOLAN (83), US Air Force, Bellevue, KY
20  SAT      POLAR PLUNGE WITH THE NKY YOUNG MARINES, 25 Fairfield Ave (Old Joe's Crab Shack), 
                          Bellevue, KY                                                                                                                                 (CANCELLED)
21   SUN     ANNUAL REMEMBRANCE OF THE IWO FLAG RAISING & PFC FRANKLIN SOUSLEY, 
                          Elizaville Cemetery,  Elizaville, KY (sef)
27  SAT      FUNERAL (V,E,S) DOUGLAS WARNER III (68), USMC /FBI, Burlington, KY

FYI:
2     Tue    Ground Hog Day
3     Wed   Four Chaplain's Day (1966)
4     Sat     USO'S Birthday (1941)
14   Sun    Valentine's Day
14 - 20      National Salute to Veterans Patients
15   Mon   President's Day
15   Mon   Sinking of the U.S.S. Maine (1898)
19   Fri      76th Anniversary of the Assault of Iwo Jima (1945)
19   Fri      Coast Guard Reserve Birthday (1945)
19 - 21       2021 Motorcycle & Powersports Expo, State Fairgounds, Indianapolis, In                                        (CANCELLED)
27   Sat     Battle of Java Sea (1942)
28  Sun    Persian Gulf War Ends (1991)

SEF      =  Special Events Flyer on Web Page
V,S,E,I = Visitation, Service, Escort, Interment


MARCH       2021  -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself

NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS DAY
MONTH OF THE MILITARY CAREGIVER

4    THU    ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY
9    TUE     FUNERAL (V,S,E,I)  HOMER H. TAYLOR (84) US Army, Williamstown, KY
21   SUN    DRIVE BY BIRTHDAY SURPRISE - ROBERT DOOLAN (104) (IGY6), 
                         825 Pontius Rd, Cincinnati, OH (sef)
26  FRI      FUNERAL (V,S,E,I) VICTOR J. PONZER, SR (90), USMC, KENTON COUNTY SHERIFF, 
                         Independence, KY
27   SAT     NORTHERN KENTUCKY YOUNG MARINES INFORMATIONAL SESSION, Marshall Schildmeyer 
                          VFW Post 6095, 343 East 47th Street, Latonia, KY (sef)
31   WED   ALL HANDS MEETING, SUB-STATION II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

FYI:
3     Wed   U.S. Navy 106th Reserve Birthday (1915)
4     Thu    Hug A GI Day
5     Fri      U.S. Navy 79th Sea Bee's Birthday (1943)
6 - 15        80th Annual Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beech, FL
13   Sat     K-9's Veterans Day
14   Sun    Daylight Savings Times Begins
17   Wed   St Patrick's Day 
20   Sat     Spring Begins
20   Sat     Operation Iraqi Freedom Begins (2003)
25   Thu    National Medal of Honor Day (sef)
28   Sun    Palm Sunday 
29   Sun    National Vietnam War Veterans Day (sef)

IGY6      =   I Got Your Six
SEF        =   Special Events Flyer on Web Page
V,S,E,I   =  Visitation, Service, Escort, Internment

 


APRIL       2021  -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD


31   THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY  (Temporary Change Date)

4     SUN     EASTER

5     MON    FUNERAL  (V,S,E,I)  PAUL G. ROBERTS (88), US Army, Independence, KY  

10   SAT      DASH TO THE HASH (REMNANT RIDERS), Rabbit Hash, Kentucky (sef)            (RAINED OUT)

16   FRI       FUNERAL (E,I)  DAVID R. BOWMANN (55), US Army, Elsmere, KY

17    SAT      RIDE - TOUR OF MEMORIALS - (Walton, Cynthiana, Augusta, Maysville, etc)

18   SUN      HONOR FLIGHT TRI-STATE, Butler County Airport (Hogan Field), Hamilton, OH (sef)

23 - 25         CAVALCADE OF CUSTOMS SHOW (Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Exhibits) Duke Energy Center, 

                         525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH


FYI:  

1     Thu      April Fools Day

2     Fri       Good Friday

5     Mon    Gold Star Spouses Day

8     Thu     Holocaust Remembrance Day  

14   Wed    Air Force Reserve Birthday (1948) 

22   Thu    Earth Day

23   Fri      Army Reserve Birthday (1908)

24   Sat     Spring Fling Poker Run (KMA/KBA), Indian Motorcycle of N. Kentucky, Richwood, KY (sef)

29 - 1        GWRRA Spring Fling "Hillbilly Hoedown", Pigeon Forge, TN (sef)

29 - 3        23nd Thunder Beach Spring Motorcycle Rally, Panama City, FL


Fish Fry - NKY Young Marines                                                                                                                                      (CANCELLED)

Let Us Never Forget Dinner (Yellow Ribbon Support Center), Loveland, OH                                                    (CANCELLED)


GWRRA      =   Goldwing Road Riders Association

KMA/KBA  =  Kentucky Motorcycle Association/Kentucky Bikers Association

SEF              =   Special Events Flyer on Web Page

V,S,E,I         =  Visitation, Service, Escort, Internment



MAY       2021   -  During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


NATIONAL  MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH 

MONTH OF THE MILITARY CAREGIVER  

MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH


1     SAT      RUN FOR THE SON (CMA), Indian Dealership, Richwood, KY     

2    SUN     33rd ANNUAL BIKE BLESSING (AFR), American Legion Post 199, Harrison, OH (sef)

5    WED    HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY TO THE US MARINE RIDERS ASSOCIATION (2006)

6    THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

8    SAT      BIKE SHOW (KMA), Ralph Fulton VFW, 4435 Dixie Hwy, Elsmere, KY (sef)

15   SAT      RIDE - VETERANS WALL REPLICA, Rushville & New Palestine, IN

30  SUN    THE NATIONAL RIDE FOR FREEDOM, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, 

                       300 Broad Street, Columbus, OH (sef)


FYI:  

29 - 1         GWRRA Spring Fling "Hillbilly Hoedown", Pigeon Forge, TN

1     Sat       May Day

1     Sat       Dash To The Hash (Remnant Rider), Rabbit Hash, Independence, KY (sef) 

7     Fri       Military Spouses Appreciation Day

7 - 16          81st Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week, Murrels Inlet, SC

8     Sat      76st Anniversary of VE Day

9     Sun     Mother's Day

13   Thu     Children of the Fallen Patriot;s Day  

15   Sat       Armed Forces Day

15   Sat       The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Replica, Rushville, IN (sef)

15   Sat       National Peace Officer Memorial Day  

22-24         Ride to Remember (AMVETS), Washington, DC (sef)

30  SUN     Ride For Freedom XXXIII Ohio, Cincinnati to Cleveland, OH (sef)

31   Mon    Memorial Day   


Florence Memorial Day Ceremonies and Parade, Florence, KY                                                                (CANCELLED)


AFR            =   American Federal Riders

AMVETS   =   American Vets

CMA           =   Christian Motorcycle Association

GWRRA     =   Goldwing Road Riders Association

KMA           =  Kentucky Motorcycle Association

SEF             =  Special Events Flyer on Web Page



JUNE       2021  -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


PTSD AWARENESS MONTH


3  THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

4 - 5           KENTUCKY RIDE-IN (GWRRA Chapter G), Big Bone Lick Historic State Park, Union, KY (sef)

12 - 13       RIDE TO REMEMBER (PGR-IN) (sef)


FYI:

3 -5            US 25 Yard Sale, Richwood to Corbin, KY (sef)

4  - 5          GWRRA KY Ride In, Big Bone Lick Historic State Park, 3380 Beaver Road, Union, KY

6     Sun     Battle of Midway, Normandy (1942)

6     Sun     D-Day, Pearl Harbor, HI

12   Sat       Women Veterans Day

14   Mon    Flag Day  

14   Mon    US Army's 246th Birthday (1775)

19   Sat       10th Annual SPC Seth Blevins Memorial Bike Ride (sef)

20   Sun     Summer Begins

20   Sun     Father's Day 

22   Tue      GI Bill Signed (1944) 

25   Fri        Start of Korean War (1950)

27   Sun      National PTSD Awareness Day

29 - 3          Wing Ding 42 (GWRRA), Springfield, MO


Fallen Heroes Ride, Alexandria, KY (FOP)

SSG Matt Maupin Ride Memorial Ride, Batavia, OH
Support the Troops Ride, Alexandria, KY
Ride to Remember (PGR-IN), Batesville, IN
US Highway 25 Yard Sale (Corbin to Richwood, KY) 

FOP          =   Faternal Order of Police
GWRRA  =   Gold Wing Road Riders Association
PGR         =   Patriot Guard Riders
SEF          =   Special Events Flyer on our Web Page


JULY       2021 During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself

1  THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY 


FYI: 

29 -3               Wing Ding 42 (GWRRA), Springfield, MO

1 - 4                 Newport Bike Rally, Newport, KY                                                               (Unconfirmed)

4           Sun    Independence Day 

7 - 14               Myrtle Beach Spring Bike Week, Murrels Inlet, SC 

15 - 18             2021 Sturgis Kentucky Bike Rally, Sturgis, KY  (sef)

26        Mon    American with Disabilites Act Signed (1953)

27        Tue      End of Korean War (1953) 


Annual Bike Blessing (AFR), Harrison, IN

Florence Independence Day Parade and Celebration, Florence, KY
SSG Matt Maupin Memorial Ride, Batavia, OH
GWRRA  =  Gold Wind Road Riders Association

SEF  =  Special Events Flyer on Web Page on our Web Page


AUGUST       2021 -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself

ANTI TERRORISM AWARENESS MONTH

5  THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY 

FYI:  
4     Wed   Happy 231th Birthday to the US Coast Guard (1790)
7     Sat      Desert Storm - Persian Gulf War Begins (1990)
7     Sat      National Purple Heart Day
7 - 16         80th Sturgis Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, Sturgis, SD
19 - 21       GWRRA - The Blast, Lawrenceburg, KY
29   Sun    Happy 105th Birthday to the Marine Corps Reserve (1916)


Never Forget 9/11 Ride and Drive, Batavia, OH
VetFest Ohio 2021, Ohio  Renaissance Festival Grounds, Waynesville, OH
Worlds Largest Yard Sale - Highway 127, Addiston, MI to Gadsden, AL

GWRRA   =   Gold Wing Road Riders Association


SEPTEMBER        2021 -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH


2    THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

11   SAT      TUNNEL TO TOWERS 5K & MC ESCORT, Crescent Springs Community Park, Crescent Spring, KY

25  SAT       CRUISING TO COMBAT PTSD BENEFIT RIDE, Ludlow, KY (sef)

FYI:  

2     Thu     V-J Day (Victory over Japan (1945)

5 - 7            East Rider Bike Rodeo Tour, Chillicothe, OH

6     Mon    Labor  Day 

9     Fri       Remember Benghazi Memorial Day (2013)  

11    Sat      Patriot Day (2001) 

11    Sat      Operation Enduring Freedom Begins (2007)

12   Sun     Grandparents Day

12 - 13        2020 Piqua Bikefest, Piqua, OH 

17   Fri       Constitution Day

17   Fri       National POW/MIA Recognition Day

18   Mon    Happy 74th Birthday to the US Air Force (1947)

18   Mon    Happy 74th Birthday to the Air National Guard (1947)

19   Sun     National Thank A Police Officer Day 

22  Wed    Autumn Begins 

26  Tue     Gold Star Mothers Day
27 - 3        Myrtle Beach Fall Rally, Murrels Inlet, SC

11th Annual Cpl John C. Bishop 2/9 Echo Company Memorial Ride (PGR-IN), Versailles, IN
Benefit Ride-Cruising to Combat PTSD, Ludlow Vets Hall, Ludlow, KY
Never Forget 9/11 Ride & Drive Around Beltway, Batavia, OH 
Vintage Motorcycle Rally, Burlington Fair Grounds, Burlington, KY



OCTOBER       2021 During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


AGENT ORANGE AWARENESS MONTH


2     SAT      RIDE - PERRYVILLE BATTLEFIELD RE-ENACTMENT, Perryville, KY

7     THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

18   SAT      RIDE - COURT DAYS FESTIVAL- Downtown, Mount Sterling, KY    
  

FYI:  

27 - 3        Myrtle Beach Fall Rally, Murrels Inlet, SC

9 - 10        72nd Annual Devil's Staircase Hillclimb Weekend, Orgeonia, KY (sef)

11   Sat      Columbus Day    

13   Mon   Happy 246th Birthday to the US Navy (1775)

14   Thu    Cuban Missile Crisis Begins (1962)

15 - 18       29th Annual Bikefest, Daytona Beach, Fl

16   Sat     National Bosses Day

17   Sun    Happy 56th Birthday to the Young Marines (1965)  

23   Sat     Bombing of the Marine Barrack in Beirut (1983)

24   Sun    United Nations Day

25   Mon   US Invades Grenada (1983)

26   Tue    National Day of Deployment

31    Sun    Halloween

31    Sun    Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC


4th Annual Covered Bridge Ride (RFL), Middleton, OH
21st Thunder Beach Autumn Motorcycle Rally, Panama City, FL
NKY Young Marines Birthday Ball
Salt Festival, Big Bone Lick State Park, Union, KY



NOVEMBER       2021 -   During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


NATIONAL MILITARY FAMILY MONTH

WARRIOR CARE MONTH

NATIONAL FAMILY CAREGIVERS MONTH


4     THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY

10   WED   Happy 246 Birthday to the United States Marine Corps (1775)


FYI:  

2    Tue     Election Day

7    Sun     Daylight Savings Time Ends  

8    Mon   Happy 16th Birthday to the Patriot Guard Riders

11   Sun     Veterans Day

11   Sun     Armistice Remembrance Day   

25  Thu    Thanksgiving


DAV 5k Run, Walk, Ride & MC Escort, Cincinnati, OH

Florence Veterans Day Ceremonies & Parade

Highland Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony, Highland Cemetery, Ft Mitchell, KY
Honor Run Half Marathon & MC Escort, Florence Mall, Florence, KY
Local Marine Corps Birthday Celebration, Smokin This & That Bar-B-Q, Florence, KY
St Elizabeth Hospice Veterans Appreciation Luncheon, Erlanger, KY
Veterans Day Parade, Batavia, OH



DECEMBER       2021 During this Coronavirus Virus Pandemic - Stay Safe and Take Care of Yourself


2  THU     ALL HANDS MEETING, Sub-Station II, 7905 Dream Street, Florence, KY


FYI:  

1     Wed   Happy 80th Birthday to the Civil Air Patrol (1941)

7     Tue    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (1941)

13   Mon  Happy 385th Birthday to the Army National Guard (1636) 

21   Tue   Winter Begins

25   Sat    Christmas   

31   Fri     New Year's Eve



National Wreaths Across America, Arlington Cemetery, Washington, DC
Wreath Laying Ceremony, Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-North, Williamstown, KY