National Armed Forces 
                            FreedomRide Arizona

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Our Mission is to raise awareness for those who have served

 & those still fighting for our Freedoms, to recognize them 

not only everyday, but to pay our respects for their 

Bravery, Unselfish Courage & Commitment

 on Armed Forces Day.

  1. Read about the 8th National Armed Forces FreedomRide Arizona May 20, 2017. in AZ Rider Motorcycle News ~ online at this link http://azridersouthwest.com/Archive/NAFFR_052017.pdf
    Thank you to ALL who joined us on Armed Forces Day in support of our Active Duty Military, proceeds to benefit Military Assistance Mission http://www.azmam.org/

2017 funds raised for Military Assistance Mission 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


“NATIONAL ARMED FORCES FREEDOMRIDE ARIZONA”


 


May 10, 2017

 
   GOVERNOR DUCEY PROCLAMS MAY 20th, 2017 AS


“NATIONAL ARMED FORCES FREEDOMRIDE” IN ARIZONA


PHOENIX – A Proclamation has been issued by the Office of the Governor, designating May 20th, 2017 as "National Armed Force FreedomRide" in Arizona. The declaration recognizes the significance of Armed Forces Day and the “National Armed Forces FreedomRide”


President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country. On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. On May 20, 1950 the first official Armed Forces Day was celebrated and has been since then on the third Saturday every year.  This year will mark the first day that the NAFFR falls on the same day it was proclaimed back on May 20, 1950. 


Please join us honoring and participating in the "National Armed Forces FreedomRide" event on May 20th, 2017.


The event takes place at the American Legion Post 2 doors open at 8:00 am 2125 S Industrial Park Ave, Tempe


The ceremonies will open at 8:30 with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps – Phoenix Division, followed by the National Anthem performed by Annette "Red' Baker.

A proclamation from the governor’s office will be read and presented by Dave Hampton, AZ Department of Veterans Services on behalf of Governor Doug Ducey. 



Chuck Franklin Law
https://chuckfranklinlaw.com/

MISSION COMPLETED on May 20, 2017

   6th National Armed Forces FreedomRide USA 2015

President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days.

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. 

  This year May 20, 2017 marks the 67th anniversary of Armed Forces Day, This will be the FIRST time the FreedomRide falls on the same day it was proclaimed a National Holiday...In a speech announcing the formation of the day, President Truman "praised the work of the military services at home and across the seas" and said, "it is vital to the security of the nation and to the establishment of a desirable peace." In an excerpt from the Presidential Proclamation of Feb. 27, 1950, Mr. Truman stated: Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, 1950, marks the first combined demonstration by America's defense team of its progress, under the National Security Act, towards the goal of readiness for any eventuality. It is the first parade of preparedness by the unified forces of our land, sea, and air defense

THANK YOU to all the Riders, Sponsors, Supporters and Volunteers
that make this possible.
The funds raised from this event/ride benefits Military Assistance Mission and the $$ stay right here in Arizona... 
MAM's Mission: To provide financial and morale aid to our current Arizona active duty military, their families, and wounded warriors regardless of overseas deployment status

Your donations benefit Our Active Military & their Families 

Since 2010 the NAFFR Arizona alone has raised over $35,000 for Our Active Military & their Families in times of financial needs.

On the 20th day of May 2017 Armed Forces Day, The 7th National Armed Forces FreedomRide will happen

     

     We need this to spread Nation Wide with a showing of support for all Our Armed Forces.


     We may not agree with the why or causes of these battles in which they fight, but it is vital that we stand proudly and show the pride and support we hold for all these brave men and women, that serve our country.
     
     There are 23 states that will form their National Armed Forces FreedomRide in 2017 and All States and Patrons involved are encourage to Fly their Flags that day and wave them with Pride that they hold in their hearts for all who are serving our Armed Forces

     Arizona is working with others in the community to make this a successful, statewide occasion every year. 

Aurora Our Mascot since 2011

"Tank" 

The Marine Dog

since 2011

The National Armed Forces FreedomRide Arizona is Dedicated to the Memory of Sgt. Micheal A. Marzano  28, of Greenville, Pennsylvania.


Marzano sacrificed his life on May 7, 2005 as the result of an explosion caused by a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations in Hadithah, Iraq. 


He was assigned to Marine Force Reserve’s 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Phoenix, Arizona. As part of Operation Iraqi Freedom his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Forces. Semper Fi

Proceeds rasied benefit Military Assistance Mission aka MAM

www.azmam.org

MAM's Mission is to provide financial and morale aid to our current Arizona active duty military, and wounded warriors regardless of overseas deployment.


  God Bless Our Active Military

Tim Chambers 
"The Saluting Marine"
supporter since 2012

Captain Mike Malcom 

since 2011

FreedomRide Volunteers since 2013

The Devoted Dolls 

  Watch the 3rd National Armed Forces FreedomRide Arizona 

  Visit the National Armed Forces FreedomRide USA home site 


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