Ed Hunsberger was a Marine in the Pacific Theater in World War II. He has always wanted to go back to Iwo Jima and Guam. The last time he was there, 72 years ago, he watched his fellow Marines raise the flag on Mount Suribachi!
Nam Knights got wind of his desire and on February 19, 2017 they rode out to Hunsberger's home to surprise him with a gift -- $3000.00 towards his trip! He now has to funds to pay for his trip. Thanks for your service Ed!
The Nam Knights took to Northern Lehigh Middle School to participate with students in the 22 Pushup Challenge and thus raising $560. The 22 Pushup Challenge began several years ago as a means to raise awareness for the 22 military veterans who take their own lives each day on average. The students pounded out their 22 push-ups and then some. The teachers used the activity to raise awareness about veterans issues.
The students planned to donate the money to the Nam Knights of America Motorcycle Club, Lehigh Valley Chapter. But rather than accept the donation, Herzog said the organization agreed to match all dollar amounts raised by the students to be donated to a veterans’ group. Heather Lloyd, founder and president of Tails of Valor Paws, members of the group and two service dogs were on hand to accept the combined donation of $1,120. The program is dedicated to providing rehabilitation through nonmedicinal therapies with service canines to veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, and physical disabilities.
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On December 12, 2016 the Nam Knights rolled up in force to the home of Jared Brown. Jared suffers from cerebral palsy but that does not restrict him for being active in the community and helping others. Jared had met the Nam Knights at past community activities.
To honor and encourage Jared several days before undertaking serious brain surgery, Club President Sarge (pictured) made Jared an Honorary Nam Knight.