POW/MIA Recognition Day is observed across the nation on the third
Friday of September each year.
The Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club USA is an
international organization with members in Europe, Canada and the United
States. We are made up of both in-country and Vietnam-era vets. We are
bonded by history, and united by principles to form a proud and unique
Biker Brotherhood: The Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club.
We have pledged to contribute our energy, time and resources to build a
better future for all veterans and their families. Our prime directive is
to do everything within our power to bring our POW/MIA Brothers home, and
to insist that our government provide accountability for each of these
Members of the Vietnam Vets MC USA continue to honor our solemn oath to
defend and protect the Constitution of the United States against all
enemies both foreign and domestic. We also make every effort to reach out
to other Vietnam Veterans with whatever assistance we can offer, whether
it be helping them understand their rights and benefits, or helping them
wrestle with the bureaucratic system that seems to have been organized to
deny them. We often sponsor awareness events within our communities to
help bring to light the plight of often forgotten Veterans.
Our Brothers share a strict set of codes, ethics and values. We are not a
criminal organization nor do we have any intention of becoming one. We do
feel strongly about government infringement on personal liberties and
civil rights, and will speak up and take action as appropriate. We do not
get involved with the private business of other motorcycle clubs or their
problems. We strive to respect the freedom of the wind and the road.
"We are the Brotherhood in the Wind"
We returned from an unpopular war, scarred mentally and physically to a
besieged Nation. We served honorably when called upon and during a time
when it was socially acceptable for our peers to burn their draft cards or
flee to Canada. Wanting only justification and reasons for the death,
destruction and sacrifices that were made in South East Asia. Instead of
the absolution we sought, we were lied to by our Government, demonized by
the media, some veteran groups, and the public.
Most Vietnam Veterans decided to blend back into society, by attempting to
hide their Vietnam service. Others refused to hide, and many of them
became bikers, and remained FREE MEN.
definition of "Legacy" is a gift or Honor handed down through a family
line. We the Legacy Vets gladly accept a gift of responsibility from our
Vietnam Vets Motorcycle Club Brothers. They’ve come before us and are
entrusting us to carry on their visions, principles and traditions well
into the future.
"A Brotherhood of Warriors!" We, the Legacy Vets Brothers are ALL active
duty Military or Veterans who’ve entered the American Military and served
Honorably after December 1975.
Our goals are to contribute our time, efforts and resources to the Vietnam
Vets Motorcycle Club, by following their examples and leadership in
creating a better future for all veterans and their families. At the same
time assuming an increasing level of responsibilities of the expanding
operations of our Motorcycle Club. All Legacy Vets Brothers are advocates
and activist for veterans rights and related issues.
Our primary mission is to do whatever is necessary to bring our POW/MIA
Brothers home from ALL Wars and to insist on full accountability from our
elected officials. As advocates, we participate in motorcycle & community
activities to draw public attention to the unique problems of all
Veterans, especially the Vietnam Veterans. As activists, by organizing
motorcycle events within our communities, which help all Veterans that are
unable to help themselves.
The Vietnam Vets MC and it's Legacy Vets continue to honor our solemn oath
to Defend & Protect the Constitution of the United States and the
inalienable principles on which it is formulated.
We fought together – We'll ride together.”
The Brothers of the Vietnam Vets MC and the Legacy Vets share more than
common military experiences, we also share a common set of social codes
and values. We are the returning Warriors from Beirut, Panama, El
Salvador, Grenada, Somalia, Desert Storm, Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor,
Afghanistan, Iraq and what ever happened last week. We've been humiliated
and ostracized for our Patriotic service, then lied to, denied medical and
reorientation benefits from our own Government. We were sent to fight in
foreign lands in defense our nations founding principles of Freedom and
Democracy. We're proud of our service, and if it makes us incompatible
with others in America today, they need to deal with it.
We're not a criminal organization nor do we intend to become one. Nor do
we have any intention of getting involved with other motorcycle clubs
business, or their problems. However, we feel strongly about Government
infringements upon any citizens personal liberty and civil rights.
Consider that the values that we've fought for on foreign soil are more
important to us here in America.
"We respect all Motorcycle Brotherhoods who share the freedom of the wind
and the road."
Becoming a member Legacy Vets member and entering our unique Brotherhood
takes a process; which starts which a few basics:
Verification of current US military or Veterans status.
Own a 650cc or larger Harley Davidson or HD style Motorcycle.
These are only the initial requirements to be considered for membership.
For a select group of men will be invited to participate as a guest in
VNVMC motorcycle runs and other charitable events. Then they'll be ready
to take the next step of Prospecting.
The purpose of the "Prospecting” periods is to enable the Club to get to
know you and for you to get to know the Club. This ensures you are totally
aware of what you're getting yourself into and that you're willing to
support the Brotherhood.
It also gives the members a chance to see if you'll represent our
Brotherhood and Club in a respectful manner. The Prospecting process is a
time of discovery, for the Brothers and the Prospect. A fully informed and
prepared Prospect will become a valued Brother. Consider, every Brother
has prospected, to earn the HONOR to wear the Club Patch. "Everyone will
Prospect, we make NO EXCEPTIONS."
The Legacy Vets are proud to be a part of a unique entity, we give 100% to
the Vietnam Vets Brotherhood and to each other, and there are no
“Prima-Donnas”, egos or assholes. We are always there if called upon by
our Brothers Nation wide.
If you’re interested, contact the Webmaster, or give your name, phone
number and the City where you live to any Vietnam Vets M/C or Legacy Vets
member and we’ll see to it that a Brother from your area contacts you.
"Red is for the Bloodshed, Black is for the mourning" Support Your Local
Red & Black.