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May 22, 2014

‚ÄčAmerican Motorcyclist Association Expresses Gratitude To Those Who Gave Their Lives In Service Of America

American Motorcyclist Association honors those who gave their lives for country

Safe driving urged for holiday weekend


PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association joins all Americans this Memorial Day, May 26, in expressing deep gratitude to the families and friends of those who gave their lives in service to the United States and in honoring their memories.

"The freedoms that we enjoy, as motorcyclists and as Americans, came at great personal cost and sacrifice and are defended daily by military personnel dedicated to protecting our principles," said Rob Dingman, AMA president and CEO. "It is important to pause and reflect on Memorial Day, remembering those who helped make possible the freedoms we too often take for granted, including the freedom to ride and travel throughout this great nation."

With the increased travel over Memorial Day Weekend, the AMA also encourages motorists to be alert to motorcyclists, who will be on the road to participate in AMA-sanctioned events, memorial parades and freedom rides or simply to visit family and friends.

"Distracted driving already presents a grave danger to motorcyclists, as well as to pedestrians and others on the roads," Dingman said. "With the roadways more crowded with holiday travelers, we urge extra caution for everyone in an effort to ensure a safe a Memorial Day weekend."

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.