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Viet Nam Vets MC - Who We Are
Viet Nam Vets MC is an International Organization with members in the United States, Canada and Europe .
Viet Nam Vets MC is made up of two compatible groups of former US military men.
· Those who served in the country of Vietnam and earned the Vietnam Service ribbon.
· Those who served honorably in the US military during the Vietnam Era and earned the National Defense Ribbon.
Bonded by history, and united by principles to form a proud and unique Biker Brotherhood, the Viet Nam Vets Motorcycle Club.
Viet Nam Vets MC contributes our energy, time and resources to an effort that will build a better future for all veterans and their families. Our first and primary mandate is to do everything within our powers to bring our POW/MIA Brothers home and to insist that our Government demands accountability for each and every one of those patriots.
At the same time we're reaching out to Vietnam Veterans with assistance, by understanding their rights and benefits and help them wrestle with the bureaucratic system that has organized to deny them.
The Viet Nam Vets MC is an advocacy and activist organization for veterans rights, and related issues;
· As Activist, we organize awareness events within our communities, which help to illuminate the plight of often forgotten Veterans.
· As Advocates, we attempt influence and educate our communities and the media to the unique problems of Vietnam Veterans.
Our Brothers share more than just common military experiences. We also share a strict set of codes, ethics and values. We're not a criminal organization nor do we have any intention of becoming one. However, we feel strongly about Government infringements upon any citizens personal liberties and civil rights.
We have not, nor do we intend to get involved with the private business of other motorcycle clubs or their problems. We respect all Motorcycle clubs who share our common codes and principles, along with the freedom of the wind and the road.
"We are a 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 and ostracized by our families, classmates, veterans groups and the public.
"We went away as patriots, returned and were treated like Outlaws"
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.
Red & Black
Legacy Vets MC - Who We Are
The 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 Viet Nam Vets Motorcycle Club Brothers. They have 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 have entered the American Military and served Honorably after December 1975.
Our goals are to contribute our time, efforts and resources to the Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam Vets MC and it's Legacy Vets continue to honor our solemn oath to Defend & Protect the free world and it's allies and the inalienable principles on which it is formulated.
“We fought together – We'll ride together.”
The Brothers of the Viet Nam Vets / Legacy Vets MC 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
of Viet Nam Vets MC,Legacy Vets MC and our unique Brotherhood takes a process. It starts which a few basics:
· Verification of current military or Veterans status.
· Own a 650cc or larger 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 VNVLVMC 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 Viet Nam Vets MC, Legacy Vets MC is a unique body of men, we all give 110% to our Club and to our Brothers, as we have NO class system. Societies distinctions, which are based on education, vocation or financial status, have NO relevance to our Brotherhood.
We weed out the "Prima-Donnas", egos and assholes. We've undertaken a very large task, and we're looking for a few good brothers, not a lot of miserable wannabes. We pledge to always be there for our Brothers in need, regardless if they're one of us. If you’re interested, contact the Webmaster, or give your name, phone number and the City where you live to any Viet Nam Vets MC or Legacy Vets MC member and we’ll see to it that a Brother from your area contacts you.