Dirty Patches & Faded Tattoos
Description: Celebrate the Great Works of Patriot & Judeo/Christian Bikers, Veterans, 1st-Responders & amazing volunteers who donate time to “Honor & Support” others.
Anthem: Driving Country Rock as sung by Ann M. Wolf in her anthem, “On The Run,”propels this Video, taking us to the place where “Dirty” is a sign of honor & “Faded” means time given in service to God & Country. Patches, Hats, Helmets & Tats, all tell the story of Service to God & Country (Liberty) as well as compassionate action towards those Veterans, 1st-Responders as well as all who are in need of support, prayer & resources, in our Nation and around the world.
What others say about the Video
Cindi left this comment at YouTube:
“I could not hold back the tears as I watched this video. The loved ones faces that we have lost in the past year, those that are not close by any longer, yet so dear to our hearts. Our patches are worn and faded, our tats tell our story. For God and Country, we are honored to stand for those who died defending our freedom . Our passion and faith is strong. Much love to you dear friend.”
“Must see for anyone who loves God, Country, and motorcycles. This is way good stuff. I especially am touched by the photo of three Native American men in tribal attire wearing their US Military back patches. Thank you Ann M. Wolf for sharing! CMA, Legion Riders, Bikers for Christ, Patriot Guard, BACA, Forgotten Few, Run for the Wall, Buffalo Soldiers, all branches of Military Veterans, secular and Christian groups alike….they are all in there. Most of my CMA friends and family will see this so I tagged a few below who may not. LOVE LOVE LOVE this…..thank you so much! God bless you! “
“Thanks, Ann M. Wolf , great message in the lyrics and music…..I’m quite impressed !”
“I love this! Truly. Thanks for the share! Gracie President By The Grace of God MC”
Acknowledgements – Special Thanks to these folks who shared their images or views of their patches, hats, helmets, and tattoos for this video:
Images are original, by permission, by license or from what the artist believes are public domain sources; please advise if additional licensing is needed. Sincere gratitude goes out to all folks around our nation who document events & share their images; and here are some friends who contributed a view of their patch, pin, hat, or tattoo to this public service video: I love you all very much!
General Event Images:
Garry Freese, Karen Strickland, Jenny Testerman & Charlie Walton’s bike (above image)
Also acknowledging the following in order of appearance, whose names or banners did not appear in the Video :
Dano Janowski – HSMM
Kelly Misciachoski & pup “Millie” – Blue Knights
Carlo Albanese – Head & Helmet
Bryce Ogle – Soldier’s Cross Tat
Gold Star Family of Michael Ferschke, Jr. – MMM Patch
Cindi Mink – Unknown Soldier Tat
Leon Merrow & wife Mary
Martin “Polongo”Fox – Forgotten Few – R.I.P.
Pamela Washington Ward – “Saved” Patch
Run to the Wall – Vest
ANG – Jesse Dyer – Helicopter Tat
Gold Star Mothers: Brenda Shelton, Sherrie Battle
McGhee, Cyndy Powell & Lynn M. Forehand;
“Carry the Flame” at HD Knoxville, TN
Seen in “Honors, Prayers, Acknowledgements”:
Dave Johnson – Marine Tat & Patch
George Burgan – PGR Miracle Guy
DeDe Smith McMillan – Holding the Flame
Larry Montoya – Hospital Visit
Tyrone Coffin – Hat with Purple Heart
AKA: “Bear” – ALR – Seals Tat
Rolling Thunder ®, Inc. – Memorial Day Parade
AKA: “Bulldog” of “The Ride Home – The Bulldog
“Carry The Flame” HD Knoxville, TN
Spencer Nave – Vest
Special thanks to: Leo Gawroniak for his generous support & Charles Byerly, my husband, for his service to the cause of Freedom.
Images on this Page:
Vietnam Veteran (Standing): American Legion Riders – Gary Lopez
Arm Tat Image: Raymond Lambert is showing his tattoo in honor of his brother Sgt. Michael Ferschke who perished in battle. A patch for Sgt. Ferschke is seen in the video as well.
Seen in image with Torch: Jimmy Majors, American Legion Riders, holding the flame during the special Ceremony held at Harley Davidson, Knoxville, TN – Hosted by Rolling Thunder ®, Inc. & “Carry The Flame Across America”
Seen in image with bike: Combat Vet (USMC) & American Legion Riders – Dave Johnson
Seen in image of vest: Vietnam Veteran Spencer Nave’s Vest – Read his poetry – Click Here
Seen in image of back tattoo: Jesse Dyer – Army National Guard
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