Commanders Quote of the Day
“The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.” ― Max Lerner
The CVMA Chapter VA 27-5 “Colonial Riders” are a unique organization of Combat Veterans, Supporters, and Auxiliary Members from all branches of service with a passion for motorcycles and an unbreakable family bond through shared hardships; dedicated to helping each other during times of need. VETS HELPING VETS!
Mend the broken
In 2016, we began reaching out to inactive members of the Chapter. Once contacted, one individual expressed his desire to step away from the CVMA. Several of us within 27-5 attempted to provide outreach, but all efforts were unsuccessful. His back patch was returned to us, cut into five pieces. To some, this was seen as an attempt to divide and create a rift within the Chapter. The patch was retired and I received authorization from the Board of Directors to undertake the task of reassembling this important representation of our service and brotherhood. As I stitched together the fragments, a powerful symbolism emerged: “Mend the Broken.” War has left each of us scarred… we will carry these physical and mental reminders of war with us until we join the fallen. Together we restore each other through service to veterans, shared sacrifice, and fellowship. The once severed patch now serves as CVMA 27-5’s guidon and our Chapter patch we wear on our vest is a replica of the spade within the skull. Our flag incorporates the fragments of uniforms of the United States military, both past and present. It is with us where-ever we go, reminding us of our mission: Vets Helping Vets! - Chris “Eman” Emanus, CVMA 27-5 Sergeant at Arms
CVMA 27-5 Colonial Riders Spring Event
All proceeds help CVMA Support Local Veterans Projects
The "Ride to the Wall" is a CVMA National Event hosted by the five Virginia CVMA Chapters. This is a celebration for all our fallen comrades, the Vietnam Memorial is a symbol of this respect.
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.