I hope most people are enjoying Veteran's Day today. If you are a veteran or in the military currently please know I appreciate your service and what you have done or currently are doing for America. As well I am sure that lots of other people appreciate your service even if they don't say it everyday.
For Veterans Day I thought I would just let all veterans and military members know that Standard Auto Parts, a local and family own Baltimore auto parts company, offers 40% off on auto part purchases. Standard offers these discounts as a “Thank You” for everything veterans and the military does. (This includes helping people recently in Hurricane Sandy.) In case you were wondering, yes the discount is valid even when it's not Veterans Day.
An important note, not all auto parts not have as great a discount as 40% off and it doesn't apply to fluids to my understanding. However 40% off is extremely generous considering that I don't know any other auto parts company in the Baltimore area that can match this deal. Standard Auto Parts also extends the generous discount to police, firefighters, and postal workers.
Standard is a company that especially appreciates service and they want to show that by offering great deals on auto parts. To find your nearest Standard Auto Parts location in Baltimore, visit their Standard Auto Parts website.
Today is the ten year anniversary of 9/11. I can't believe it's been this long. A decade is amazing. I think the country changed profoundly on 9/11 and it's something for those of us that were alive will never forget.
I recall I was in school on 9/11 in the library. One of the teachers heard the news and turned on the TV, which showed the images of the Twin Towers burning. I remember how shocking it was. My young mind never really thought that those burning towers were an important historical event. It also did not occur to me that the images I saw meant that a significant amount of people were dead. I remember leaving the library and asking other students if they had heard the news. To my surprise most that hadn't, because a majority of the classrooms did not have TV's. I was probably one of the few students at my school who was actually watching what had happened. Some had heard but were not aware of the enormity of the event and were not concerned. A picture is worth a thousands words.
Thank You to all those Firefighters, Police Officers, and other service members wherever you are. You jobs are difficult and sometimes thankless. We all appreciate what you do everyday.
Old Glory Harley Davidson is hosting the 2011 Hogs and Heroes Fundraiser. This includes a Poker Run (bike ride), and Car/Bike Show.
All sorts of vehicles are welcome to the Car/Bike show. There are many classes of cars and bikes to win a Trophy. The show will have a raffle, music, give-aways, freebies, and food and refreshments. The first 50 people to register will receive a Free T-Shirt. The best in show car will get a $100 Old Glory gift card and the best in show bike will receive a $100 gift card as well. T-shirts for the event car be bought for $20.
The Poker run is not just for motorcycles, all vehicles are welcome. Even if it has 4-wheels, bring it down to participate. The grand prize winner of the Poker Run will win $250. By the way, don't worry about breakfast because Old Glory will be serving a continental breakfast. Extra poker hands can be bought for $15.
It should be a great time and it's all for supporting a great cause. The Hogs and Heroes Foundation supports fallen police officers, firefighters children. As well as supporting military families. So if you are looking to have some fun and feel good about doing it, go to the 2011 Hogs and Heroes Fundraiser.
What: 2011 Hogs and Heroes Poker Run & Car/Bike Show Fundraiser
When: Registration for the Poker Run start at 9am, first bike leaves at 10:30am. Registration for Car/Bike show begins at 11:30am.
Cost: For partcipating in the Poker Run $30, Car/Bike Show $30
Where: Old Glory Harley Davidson, 11800 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel MD, 20708