21st annual Salute to American Veterans Rally
2012 Salute to American Veterans Rally Returns to Cripple Creek
Returns to Cripple Creek
August 16 - 18, 2013
Thank you ALL for your support of this spectacular event!
Information & updates to this site are being added. Check back closer to the event for the latest info.
Vendors, download the 2013 Vendor application →Here
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"Cripple Creek Becomes Sacred Ground" story by Tim Anderson
Check out the updated Event Accolades & Testimonials.
Also the Southwest Scooter News photo gallery section →here
Veterans Rally Video
Watch this awesome 9 minute video which will give you a taste of what the Vets Rally is all about.
Welcome to the official
Salute to American Veterans
Rally & Festival© web site.
Our goal is to provide visitors with information & entertainment honoring this spectacular yearly event.
SALUTE TO AMERICAN VETERANS RALLY MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee and our annual event can be summed up in five simple but meaningful words:
DUTY, HONOR, CAMARADERIE, RESPECT and FREEDOM.
DUTY: We personally feel that planning and executing this annual event is our duty. While many of us, myself included, have never served our Great Nation in the Armed Forces, this is our way to give back. While the debt of gratitude that we owe to every United States Veteran - both living and passed on, can NEVER be repaid, this gathering is one small effort to show how much we appreciate your sacrifices to our Nation, and our freedom. This is our mission.
HONOR: To honor the memories of every fallen Veteran from the revolutionary War to the present day. To Honor ALL living Veterans. To honor all Active Duty Military Members. To Honor our Flag - the symbol of our nation, and to Honor our Country, the greatest in the world. This is our mission.
CAMARADERIE: To create a time and a place for Veterans to gather together and share the experiences and feelings that only Veterans can understand. Also, to create a venue in which patriotic Americans can convey their appreciation, support and respect to Living Veterans and to the families of the fallen. This is our mission.
RESPECT: To show respect to our Flag, Our Country, to each other and most importantly to those who protect what is dear to us. This is our mission.
FREEDOM: Freedom is the life-blood of America. For many, the Motorcycle is the embodiment of Freedom, giving the rider the ability to go where they want, when they want with few restrictions. Like an Eagle flying Free, the feeling is without compromise. Freedom is a precious gift to be cherished, honored, relished and respected. The gift of freedom is one that most will never enjoy, as they are forbidden by tyrants and dictators who hate freedom and despise those who have it. The Gift of freedom comes with a very high price: It is paid for with the blood of Hundreds of Thousands of United States Veterans, and with the tears and anguish of their families. So precious is the gift of freedom that taking it for granted is unthinkable, outrageous, and nearly a sin. So we gather here, to honor, remember and respect those who pay the price for OUR FREEDOM, but also, to CELEBRATE that freedom. Celebrating our freedom: This is our mission.
God Bless America.
"The INTRODUCTION" - by Danny Barton
I have attended and shot my camera at the last eight "Salute to American Veterans" motorcycle rallies. I am drawn to the event naturally as I am a biker and a veteran. However, as a photographer, I come to the event because I feel I capture better images of people when emotion is involved. When thousands of great people come together to honor our brave veterans...well to say it is emotional doesn't really get the message across.
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When Veteran's Day Just Isn't Enough
By Lisa Price Waltman
Thunder Roads Colorado
It all began due to a lack of understanding and proper respect. One date in November and one Memorial Day in May simply didn't cut it. So, 25 years ago, The Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival was born with a whopping 15 bikers in attendance. Year by year, one biker here, another ten bikers there, the numbers began to grow as did the overdue understanding and proper respect for the service and sacrifice of our American veterans.
POW/MIA Recognition Ride Rolling Strong for 26 Years!
When motorcyclists ride away from Woodland Park High School and onto US Highway 24 on August 17, 2013, they‘ll be continuing a journey begun 26 years ago with the blast of drag pipes, a bit of attitude, and a heartfelt mission in mind. Read on...
POW/MIA Recognition Ride
Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles celebrates 26 YEARS!
"The WALL" returns! (2012)
Ever since it was unveiled, the low, black wall that is the Vietnam War Memorial has been a powerful presence, having a profound effect on nearly everyone who visits it.
CSMNG: They are not forgotten
(2010) Annual ride honors military, remembers...
More than 5,000 motorcyclists ride into Cripple Creek to show their support to American veterans during the 23rd annual recognition ride Saturday. The riders created a column that stretched for approximately nine miles as they traveled from Woodland Park to Cripple Creek.
Story and photos by Spc. Andrew Ingram
4th Infantry Division Public Affairs Office.
Governor John Hickenlooper Declares American Veterans Rally Days in Colorado
October 2nd, 2012: This afternoon we had the privilege of delivering a donation of $1,100.00 on behalf of the Salute to American Veterans Rally Committee to a WWll Veteran and his wife. These folks needed a new roof on their home and we were HONORED to be able to help. James L "Bud" Jeffery and his wife Laura have been generous and charitable members of the local community for many decades. More importantly, Bud is a WWII Veteran and a true American Hero.
Here's the truly awesome story of this US Army Soldier.
Read the 2012 Rally program online!
Check out the 2011 :60 second video from KILO!
Pro Promotions receives award from U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
On Saturday, August 15th 2009, a presentation was made to pro Promotions President Jim Wear from Freddie Strickland of the U.S department of Veterans Affairs.
Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter Special Forces Association
Homes for our Troops
Jim Wear of Pro Promotions (R) presents a check to Matt & Tracy Keil for the "Homes for our Troops" organization. The contributions were collected at the 2009 Salute to American Veterans Rally.
Award From Department Of Defense
Nov. 24, 2010 – Pro Promotions receives an award from the Department Of Defense for outstanding military support.
American Legion Commanders Appreciation Award
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