Chapter Member Miles
Commanders Quote of the Day
"Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it." -Author unknown
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
Sanctioned event to support Sitter & Barfoot Veterans Care Center and veterans of Central Virginia. Goal is to provide comfort items to the residents of the care center. Great opportunity to come together to honor and remember these Warriors and ensure they know that they are never forgotten. Family-oriented event with live music, vendors, poker run through historical battlefields, door prizes, and raffles. We all should come away from this event with a sense of renewal and an even deeper resolve to never forget those who protect our freedom.
“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”
― Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.”
― Theodore Roosevelt