Har-Conn Chrome Plating Company was a Guest at the American Legion Post


On Saturday evening the 20th of May Har–Conn Chrome was a guest at the American Legion Post 163 in Weatherford, TX to greet approximately 300 motorcycle riders en route from Southern California to Washington DC participating in RFTW XVIII.  “RFTW” RUN FOR THE WALL is a group of military veterans who ride their motorcycles annually in support of Prisoners of War and those Missing in Action.  Their motto is “We ride for those who can’t."

This group of veterans is one of two that departed from Ontario, California on 17 May and rode the “Southern Route on a 10 day trip culminating in their arrival on Memorial Day in Washington DC and meeting up with the second group that rode one they call the Central Route.   Along the route additional riders joined both groups.

They then all joined the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom XVIV which numbered 700, 000 strong with their visit to the Vietnam Veteran Memorial in Washington DC.

Among these veterans are also riders that participate in the “Patriot Guard” a diverse group of motorcycle riders that have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security.  These riders attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family. Each mission they undertake has two basic objectives.

  • Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.
  • Shield the mourning family and friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

Har–Conn presented the riders with a commemorative pin that was designed for Har–Conn and in included the US Flag, Har–Conn, RFTW 2006 and a paper with the following statement:

Har–Conn Chrome Company’s employees extend a welcome home to each of you. We thank you for your service and your many sacrifices and wish you a safe journey in this latest mission.  We recognize that your journey takes you to a place that is “More than a Name on a Wall!”  All gave some and some gave all! God bless each of you and God bless America.

We look forward to seeing all of the pictures at their web site when it is updated.  They you for letting us participate in some very small manner.

  • www.rftw.org
  • www.patriotguard.org


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