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Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association® - National Home Page
The Road Scholars are a small group of enthusiasts who drive their vehicles. We have put this web site together for you, the gearhead, to further promote the hobby.
Downeast Street Rods was conceived in August 1972 in Detroit, Michigan, at the National Street Rod Association's Nationals by Eric Pierce of Brunswick, Maine. There, two young lads, Richard "Sam, T.O.H.R.J." (The Original Hot Rod Junkie), Samson and Eric discussed the need for Maine to start a street rod club and "show 'em what the East Coast guys can do!"
In October 1972, the first ever rod run in Maine took place in East Poland at Sam's place; seven hot rodders attended. In November of 1972, a meeting was held at Eric Pierce's father's home in Brunswick, where Bob Foster of Northeast Harbor, Maine, was elected President, and Eric was elected Secretary.
The club name, Downeast Street Rods Club, Inc., came from Wilfred Chouinard and beat out Sam's idea for Pan Draggers. Presently, Downeast Street Rods Inc., with its 50+ members, is planning its 44th annual rod run, attracting over 300 street-rod buffs, their cars, families and hundreds of spectators from all over New England.
Ride Maine is committed to the Motorcycle enthusiast. Each issue brings together events, destinations, and information intended to provide a quality experience for motorcyclists as they “Ride” across the great state of Maine.
For Veterans and families who have experienced the stress of deployment during past and present conflicts. The purpose of the Veteran’s Camps is to provide the Veteran and their family a safe and fun environment. The goals are relaxation, enjoy great food, and reconnect with their families and other Veterans by building memories.
K9s on The Front Line supplies fully trained PTSD service dogs at no cost to the recipient.
Many of the staff have first-hand knowledge of the effects of PTSD and have experienced the intimate process of tailoring each dog to the individual’s needs.
All our trainers are active or retired police K9 handlers with many years of real world experience, arguably the best K9 trainers available.
Veterans’ Adaptive Sports & Training - The goal of our VAST program is to promote lifelong health and well-being of veterans with disabilities through regular participation in a VAST array of physical activities and sports. Any and all veterans are encouraged to volunteer and enjoy some outdoor activities and a sense of camaraderie with fellow veterans.
Operation ReBoot OutDoors
Operation ReBoot OutDoors Veterans Hunting and Fishing Missions was created to connect Veterans to the outdoors. Through brotherhood, camaraderie, and nature, our goal is to help Veterans, LEOs, and active service members find purpose again, and show them they are not alone. Our staff consist of Veterans and Maine Guides, who are some of the best outdoorsmen in the state. We are unique in many ways; beginning with the fact that we do not leave anyone behind. If you served this country honorably, you are welcome to sign up for anything we have to offer. We also offer just about anything outdoors that Maine has to offer, as well as lifetime trips outside of the state and the country. Our word is all we have that holds value.
This is my word; if you give ReBoot a try you will not regret it.
President and Founder US Army Combat Veteran
The mission of the museum is to teach today’s and future generations the true meaning of “SERVICE ABOVE SELF”.
Through authentic artifacts, displayed in a variety of formats throughout the museum, viewers can bear witness to the experiences and sacrifices of past members of our Armed Forces.
Museum exhibits cover every aspect of military service from the Revolutionary War to Afghanistan and Iraq. The primary focus is on American Prisoners of War (POWs) from our own Civil War up to the Vietnam Conflict.
It is not a glorification of war, but a tribute to those who have served in the military, during peacetime and in war. It is also a place to honor those who have paid the ultimate price while serving the state of Maine and our nation over the years.