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A 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Dedicated to
Providing Biblical Counseling,
Service Dogs, and Veteran Advocacy

Poker, Bugs and the Witch Doctor?

Poker, Bugs and the Witch Doctor?

by Scott “WitchDoctor” Adkins, Chapter 18-10 Public Relations Officer, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association

As the dust settles back on the road and the air clears, you finally start to gather your bearings. You try to calm your mind and actually pay attention to what you are seeing, in a sense, coming back to reality. You begin to be able to hear all noises instead of just the sound that your brain has been taught to hear in intense situations. Then from a distance you hear that dreaded word Medic echoing through the air.

I for one hated hearing that word for I was a Medic. I didn’t dread hearing the word because I did not love my job, but it meant that I had to do my job. At times, in one form or another, all us brothers and sisters have heard that mournful echo. All service members have lost a fellow brother or sister in arms to either war, addiction, or, worse case, suicide. It hurts from the deepest parts of our souls and hearts because we are such a close family. Loss of one is like a loss of part of each of us.

This is one of the many reasons the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) is motivated to show extreme support of the Fallen Soldiers March, not only for their events but for all their programs, including obtaining service dogs for Veterans and providing biblical counseling that supports not only the physical needs but also the spiritual and emotions side of the unseen damage done by war. We, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, have a similar mission for helping veterans. Our unofficial motto is “Vets Helping Vets.”

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is a Section 501(c)(19), which is the portion of the US Internal Revenue Code that allows for federal tax exemption of nonprofit organizations, specifically those that are considered public charities, private foundations, or private operating foundations. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is vast, stretching all across the United States with multiple chapters in all 50 states as well as 2 other countries (Germany and Korea).

Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association members wear a patch on the back of their vests—a custom signifying people with common bonds uniting. Displaying these bonds, characteristic symbols, and colors are a form of identification. To outsiders, the symbols and colors represent an association with particular goals and interests on. However, to the members, the symbols and colors have a more significant meaning. The emblem of the CVMA is in the form of a skull and ace of spades, representing the death that war leaves in its wake. The colors of the CVMA Emblem are . . .

  • Red: representing blood that has been shed on the battlefield.
  • Military Gold: representing all the branches of service.
  • Black: representing the heavy hearts experienced for those who gave their lives and for those wounded, missing in action, or held as prisoners of war.

The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is and will always be proud to support the Fallen Soldiers March for their dedication to bringing awareness to the fight that all veterans, no matter the branch of service, deal with when struggling with the loss of one of their own and/or dealing with the internal conflict so many experience even after the external conflict has ended.
May God bless you and may God bless all past, current, and future veterans of this great nation.

by Scott “WitchDoctor” Adkins, Chapter 18-10 Public Relations Officer, Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.

The CVMA won the 2018 FSM Largest Turnout Award and was invited to write an article leading up to the Eighth Annual Fallen Soldiers March Poker & Bug Run.  FSM is extremely grateful for the CVMA’s continued support.

FSM DISCLAIMER: The above represent the views of the particular author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of this organization or any of its members.

 

FSM DISCLAIMER: The above represent the views of the particular author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of this organization or any of its members.

 

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