This Honorary Page is in recognition of ALL those American Heroes having served and having paid the ultimate price in service to our country who for reasons untold were overlooked by our government as being the true American Heroes that they are.
KEEPING IN MIND THAT THERE ARE MANY SUCH STORIES A GREAT THANK YOU GOES OUT TO TJ COLEMAN, KIP PRICE AND DON KING OF THE AUBREY STEWART PROJECT HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA FOR THE TREMENDOUS EFFORTS THEY HAVE PUT FORTH IN BRINGING THESE TRUTHS TO LIGHT. WE DON'T HAVE ROOM HERE FOR ALL THE UNTOLD STORIES BUT PLEASE LET THIS ONE STORY SERVE AS A REMINDER TO ALL THAT MANY HAVE SACRIFICED FOR OUR NATION YET HAVE GONE WITHOUT NOTICE OR RECOGNITION AND IT IS TO THEM THAT WE DEDICATE THIS PAGE ! MAY GOD REST THEIR SOULS.
VETERAN BIKERS MC was honored to participate in the 1st Annual Memorial March ending at the Aubrey Stewart childhood home on 12/17/2011. Mr. James Aubrey Stewart of Piedmont, WV was one of 11 African-American Soldiers serving in the U.S. Army's all black 333rd Field Artillery Unit during the Battle of the Bulge during WWII. The unit was overrun by German troops and most captured and forced to march across country to a POW camp. Allied Air Forces spotted the movement of troops on the ground and ran a strafing run over the troops and their captors. In the confusion 11 captured soldiers (including James Aubrey Stewart) escaped and made their way to the small Belgium town of Wereth where they were hidden by a local family from the Germans.
Once the Germans arrived in the town of Wereth in search of these escaped soldiers,,,others in the town gave up their whereabouts. Captured again the 11 soldiers were marched down the towns roads to a small open field where German Soldiers tortured, mutilated and murdered these American Hero's. The Belgium town of Wereth has always celebrated December 17, as a day in memory of what these 11 American Soldiers had to suffer making the ultimate sacrifice for their country and Belgium as well.
The United States Government, knowing of these types of atrocities against black troops during that time simply covered up and ignored such events instead of investigating and indicting Germans on War Crimes charges. Today we are now learning the truth about the ways in which prejudice and discrimination took from those who served this country the HONOR and RESPECT they so deserved!
TJ Coleman, Kip Price and Don King of the Aubrey Stewart Project and along with VETERAN BIKERS MC vows to do our part in seeing that this sort of thing never happens again !!! A personal thanks goes out to all those of VBMC who put forth the effort to Honor these American Hero's during this 1st Annual Memorial March and ceremony!
IN SHOWING THEIR GRATITUDE AND APPRECIATION FOR OUR PARTICIPATION AND SUPPORT THE FOUNDERS (TJ COLEMAN and KIP PRICE) AS WELL AS THE CARPENTER / ARTIST FOR THE AUBREY STEWART PROJECT (DON KING) PRESENTED US WITH A HAND CARVED WOODEN EMBLEM OF OUR CLUB EAGLE. THIS TRULY AWESOME CLUB SYMBOL HAS GARNISHED THE RECOGNITION AND RESPECT OF MANY IN BOTH THE MILITARY AND BIKING COMMUNITIES. DON KING THE ARTIST AND CARPENTER MOST CERTAINLY DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB WHEN CREATING FOR US SUCH AN AWESOME PIECE. WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS OUR APPRECIATION.
THE WERETH ELEVEN - THE DOCUMENTARY
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IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND APPRECIATION FOR THEIR COMMITMENT, CONTRIBUTIONS, AND DISTINGUISHED SERVICE ON BEHALF OF THE AUBREY STEWART PROJECT AND THE VETERANS COMMUNITY WE OF VBMC GRANT TO TJ, KIP, AND MOST CERTAINLY DON,,,HONORARY MEMBERSHIP INTO VBMC.
PLEASE SEE OUR PHOTO SECTION AS WELL FOR PICTURES TAKEN DURING THIS EVENT.
WITH HONOR AND RESPECT,
Aaron (MoonDogg) Edison
Founder / President
VBMC HQ LLC
GOD BLESS AMERICA !
VETERAN BIKERS MC - WE RIDE WITH HONOR!