Please Join us here at Northwest Dodge on
Friday, May 6th starting at 7 AM as we help kick
off the annual Wheelers For The Wounded
weekend event. This is great cause that
brings a lot of joy to our wounded soldiers.
This year's event is taking place at Hidden Falls
Adventure Park, Marble Falls, TX.
Northwest Dodge is thrilled to be participating
this year, so come on down!
5/4 Schedule of Event Now Posted.
8am: Color Guard presents colors and arms during playing of Star Spangled Banner
8:05am: Rev. Mike Isham, Moment of silence and Invocation
8:10am: Jim Hatfield, Introductions
8:15am: Congressman Nick Lampson
8:20am: Dan Engerran, Board member-Wheelers for the Wounded
8:25am: Monya Magilton, VP-Spirit of Liberty Foundation
8:28am: Cheryl Whitfield, Director-National Memorial Ladies Foundation
8:31am: Gale Muskiet, Executive Director-MOMS USA
8:34am: Teresa Macorke, Interim Chairman of the Board-TX 4 Wheel Drive Organization
8:37am: Todd Bacon, Assistant organizer-Houston Jeep People
8:40am: John Boerstler, President of Lone Star Veterans Association
8:43am: Buddy Cabaniss, 4 Wheel Parts
8:46am: Major John Harrell, Commander West Company, Houston Recruiting Battalion-US Army
8:49am: Navy Representative (not yet confirmed)
8:52am: Lt. Col. William (Bill) Malpass, AF JROTC teacher
8:55am: Jim Hatfield, closing statement and unveiling of (2) posters
8:57am: Flag lowering ceremony
9am: Meet and Greet, breakfast served
Jim Hatfield, General Manager, NW Dodge dealership
Spirit of Liberty/Crossing of America
Wheelers for the Wounded-SA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeep dealership backs local military tribute
A tribute to America's Fighting men and women, past and present, will kick off right here at Houston's Northwest Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram dealership on May 6, 2011 from 7am to 9:30am, just in time for Memorial Day.
The dealership will host breakfast, live music and present a Customized Jeep Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler is covered in a custom vinyl wrap depicting the American Flag. The Jeep has been done to honor an organization called Crossing of America. This year, Jeep is the national sponsor of the Crossing of America, donating two Jeeps that will be driven 12,700 miles each, by America's most patriotic celebrities in the Spirit of Liberty/Crossing of America event this summer.
At 9:30 am, The "Liberty Jeep" and a convoy of other Jeeps will leave the dealership in a procession consisting of veterans, Jeep owners, and offroad enthusiasts. They will join other offroad enthusiast at one of Texas' premier offroad parks, Hidden Falls Adventure Park, located in Marble Falls, Texas for The 3rd Annual Wheelers for the Wounded Event. The event offers a weekend of offroading and activities for wounded soldiers and their families, a much needed relief from rehabilitation.
General Manager of the dealership, Jim Hatfield, is having his own Jeep Wrangler customized in support of the events, Crossing of America and Wheelers for the Wounded.
"What started out as a small event, to send off and support Houston area Jeep owners, has exploded into a huge event that our military men and women deserve, a Wheelers for the Wounded weekend. This send off is just the beginning of a great weekend for them." said Hatfield
Local military and Color Guard will be honored by former congressman Nick Lampson, and other local celebrities, as well as the Vice President of The Spirit of Liberty/Crossing of America event, Monya Magilton, along with Gale Muskiet, president and executive director of Mothers of Military Serving and Paula Alessi and Cheryl Whitfield of National Memorial Ladies. The proceeds from the sale of "Liberty Jeep" after the Crossing of America, will go to these veteran support groups.
We have added two outstanding organizations that will be participating in our event on May 6th.
Mothers of Militay Serving USA (MoMs USA)
The National Memorial Ladies.
MoMs USA is a Texas Non-Profit Organization representing a group of mothers and other family members and friends whose common bond is having or had family members serving in the US Military. They volunteer time and effort to assemble and mail care packages throughout the year to all branches of the US Military. They also send Psalm 91 Bandanas that are worn under soldier's helmets during engagements ? (thousands have been sent), birthday cards and letters, "neck coolers", and "neck warmers" You can learn more about MoM USA here at http://www.momsofusa.com/
The National Memorial Ladies is a volunteer
service formed at the Houston National Cemetery. They attend all burials at the
cemetery to honor our soldiers who have fought for our freedom.
You can find out
more about this organization on their website http://www.nationalmemorialladies.com/
Wheelers for the Wounded is an organization with the primary mission of providing a weekend of off-roading, camping, and in some cases fishing, to our country's wounded military members all over the United States. This is the third year they have put together this event and it just keeps getting better.
This year, Northwest Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram is proud to host a kick-off event at our store. You are all invited to join in the festivities. Among the highlights, there will be:
Our Wheelers For The Wounded event is one of many honoring our wounded soldiers nationwide.
The Crossing of America is a national campaign to create tribute, create
awareness, and raise funds for Wounded Warriors and their families.
This year, Jeep is the national sponsor. They have donated 2 Jeeps that
will be driven 12,700 miles each by 1,000 of America's most patriotic
and famous celebrities. These Jeeps will then be auctioned off at Sotheby's
in New York in September. Go to their website for more details and watch
Harrison Ford's tribute on YouTube below!
Great Video from the 2009 Wheelers For The Wounded Event, also held at
Hidden Falls Adventure Park
Harrison Ford's Tribute Video:
Houton Jeep People Event in Galveston on May 14, 2011: