Sturgis, SD (March 16, 2010) - Sporting polished chrome and miniature American flags whipping in the frigid reeze, a multitude of seasoned bikers made their way to Daytona Bike Week 2010 to support the "A Walk with Heroes" Veteran Tribute. The tribute, sponsored by the Legendary Buffalo Chip in conjunction with the Plaza Resort & Spa, has been heralded as one of the largest and most successful Veterans Tributes and celebrations in the United States.
The homage which included a selection of prestigious speakers, top level entertainment and the largest balloon launch in Veteran memorial history was supported and attended by more than 75 Veteran related associations and ten Veteran motorcycle organizations. Highlights of the tribute included a replica of the Vietnam Wall which was escorted to the Plaza Resort & Spa by Rolling Thunder along with a number of other Veteran related motorcycle groups, a ceremony and evening of entertainment to formally honor Veterans of every branch and a balloon launch to pay tribute to fallen heroes.
Gunnery Sgt. R. Lee Ermey was also on hand as the event's keynote speaker. A former Marine and award winning actor best known for his performance as the abrasive drill sergeant, Hartman, in the critically acclaimed film, "Full Metal Jacket", Ermey also stars in his own shows on the Discovery and History channels including "Mail Call" and "Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey".
A well known and outspoken advocate for the United States Marine Corps, US Armed Forces and Veterans groups, Ermey has also just announced that he will be participating in this year's salute to Veterans at the Legendary Buffalo Chip during Sturgis Rally Week 2010. Known as the best party anywhere, the Legendary Buffalo Chip is also synonymous for taking special pride in honoring America's Veterans.
To find out more about the Legendary Buffalo Chip's tribute to Veterans check out their website at http://www.buffalochip.com/.