Archive for May, 2010

This Memorial Day weekend remember those who have served

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend is often thought as the kick-off to summer with time spent enjoying family, friends and a little fun in the sun. Let’s not forget the meaning and history of this holiday and honor those who have and are currently serving their country.

Take time this weekend to enjoy events sponsored in your community. Check your local news for events and parades in your area. Remember to participate in National Moment of Remembrance and take a moment of silence on Monday at 3 p.m., your local time. Here are a few of the festivities around the country that are honoring those in the military.

Washington, DC

Harley-Davidson Museum hosts Evel Knievel exhibit to honor 35th anniversary

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

May 26th marks the 35th anniversary of motorcycle daredevil Evel Knievel’s Wembley Stadium jump on May 26, 1975 in London. In front of 90,000 people, Knievel attempted to jump over thirteen single-deck AEC Merlin buses but crashed, breaking his pelvis. Though people didn’t think he would ever ride again, Knievel shocked everyone and returned to jumping by October 1975.

The exhibit, “True Evel: The amazing story of Evel Knievel” at the Harley-Davidson Museum will runs July 10 to September 6.

It tells the story of Knievel from his early days as a side-show character in Butte, Montana to his journey in becoming the most famous daredevil.

Remember to be safe and leave the stunts to the professionals.

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May is “Motorcycle Awareness Month”

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has declared May as “Motorcycle Awareness Month” in an effort to increase awareness for non-motorcycle drivers. Many organizations and state governments have created commercials, videos, used social media and other materials to spread the word about motorcycle safety. Browse through a few of the campaigns that we found and let us know what you think.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has several resources available on their Web site including flyers and posters, new releases, a fact sheet and more.

On May 23, more than 200 motorcyclists wearing neon shirts came together in Austin, TX at the Barton Creek Square Mall to spread awareness. Texas Department of Transportation has also created their own campaign.

Here is a video from the Motorcycle Safety Awareness Foundation.

Missouri produced a series of TV and radio commercials along with flyers that featured the Mizzou Football coach, Gary Pinkel.