VIET NAM VETS
ABOUT VIET NAM VETS MC
The Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam 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 patriots.
Members of the Viet Nam 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.
ABOUT LEGACY VETS MC
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’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 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 and it's Legacy Vets MC 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 Viet Nam Vets and the 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 with Viet Nam Vets Legacy Vets member and entering our unique Brotherhood takes a process; which starts with a few basics:
Verification of current US military or Veterans status.
Own a 650cc or larger Harley Davidson or American made 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 VNV/LV MC 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 Viet Nam 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 Viet Nam Vets or Legacy Vets M/C member and we’ll see to it that a Brother from your area contacts you.
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