Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

23rd Annual Fly Your Flags over Hoover Dam Run - Las Vegas, Nevada

Written by  June 30, 2017

The 23rd Annual Fly Your Flags over Hoover Dam Run was held on May 28, 2017. The staging/meet-up area was on the Arizona side of Hoover Dam. 2,500 bikes showed up for this historic run, and Vietnam Vets/Legacy Vets MC (VVLVMC) President Arrow was very pleased with the turnout of so many patriotic Americans!

The run started a few minutes after 10 a.m., as the riders slowly made the journey across historic Hoover Dam. Many Hoover Dam visitors were waving and videoing the lengthy procession of bikes. Incoming traffic to Hoover Dam was halted as the bikes ventured across the dam, and many of the people in the inbound lanes were also videoing and waiving to the bikers. The Flags Over the Dam Run route took us through Boulder City, Nevada, where the streets along the route were lined with lots patriotic people. They were saluting, waving (hands and flags), and videoing the long procession of bikers.

The first stop of the run was at the Veterans Cemetery in Boulder City, Nevada. All of the Veterans’ gravesites had a flag placed at the head of their grave, which was an awesome site indeed!

President Arrow gave a short speech about Memorial Day and how Memorial Day is a time to honor and reflect on those who gave the “Ultimate Sacrifice” for our freedoms. The 51st Special Forces Association held a short remembrance ceremony at the Veterans Cemetery during Memorial Day weekend.

51st Special Forces Association Member Aurullo Flores spoke about Veterans who have paid the “Ultimate Sacrifice” to defend our freedoms, and they are not forgotten. The 51st Special Forces Association also performed a short ceremony recognizing Special Forces Members that have given their lives from 1960 to the present.

A Very Special THANK YOU to the Las Vegas High School Junior ROTC (wreath presentation and standing by the wreath) and the Nellis Air Force Base Honor Guard (playing TAPS) for their participation.

The bikers then headed to the VVLVMC clubhouse for food, fun, and music. There were tons of raffle prizes and plenty of food. A great time was had by all who stopped by!

Please remember that Memorial Day is a solemn day. It is a day of remembrance for all the Airmen, Soldiers, Seaman, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen who gave their lives in defense of our Great Nation!