Saturday, August 7, 2021


Hello VFW Rider,

Below you will find our planned rides\events for August. Looking forward to seeing you on a VFW Rider event.

Take care and be safe,

1.   Fowlerville RIDE

Destinations: Leo's for brunch, VetFest, Livingston Leather Shop, and Kozdron Post Steak Dinner.

When: Saturday, Aug 7

Where: Leo's Coney Island - 17398 Haggerty Rd, Livonia

Time: 9:30am for Brunch (optional)

KSU: 11 am from Leo's Coney Island

This will be about 150 miles of riding some very nice back roads.




When: Sunday, Aug 8

Where: Panera Bread on Telegraph near 12 Mile Road

Time: 11:00am for Coffee\ snack ☕️🍪🍩

KSU: 11:50 to Perry Mount Park located in Pontiac (15 miles)

Ceremony: 1pm

Reception: VFW Post 1370, Pontiac


3.   The Wall That Heals Motorcycle Escort:

When: Tuesday, Aug 10

Where: Meet at Trenton VFW Post 1888 - 2763 Veterans Pkwy, Trenton

Time: 12:50pm

KSU: 1pm

Then a short ride to meet up with other escort riders waiting at Elizabeth Park, Trenton for the 19 mile escort to Young Patriot Park located in Riverview.


4.   The Wall that Heals Opening Ceremony

When: Thursday, August 12

Time: 5pm

Where: Young Patriot Park located in Riverview


5.   The Wall that Heals Closing Ceremony

When: Sunday, August 15

Time: 1pm

Where: Young Patriot Park located in Riverview


6.   Frances C. Flaherty Motorcycle Escort\ Funeral

When: Saturday, August 21

Time: 7am.

Where: Exxon Gas Station at 39300 Six Mile Rd, Livonia (just west of I-275)

KSU:  as soon as everyone is gassed and ready to go. (just under 90 minute ride to American Legion).

a.     Staging at American Legion 42 at 9am

b.     KSU: at 9:30 am to Pray Funeral Home.

c.     KSU: at 10am from Pray Funeral Home.

d.     Arrive: at 10:30am at Maple Hill Cemetery.

e.     Funeral Ceremony: at 11am for Navy Ensign Frances Charles Flaherty. He was killed on December 7, 1941 defending the USS Oklahoma at Pearl Harbor, HI. Possible Navy Blue Angels flyover along with speaking dignitaries at the ceremony
f.        Luncheon at 12:15 pm at the Charlotte VFW.
g.       Return home back roads route TDB.