OUR HISTORY

The American Heroes Motorcycle Association, founded by Bubba and The Counselor (picture to the right) to bring together service members from various disciplines but with overall similar background. Bubba is a Desert Storm Veteran. The Counselor has over 20 years between healthcare, public safety and EMS.

The National Board and Founding Chapter located in Waynesboro, PA,
Established 1 February 2018, American Heroes Motorcycle Association was formed
To promote interest and provide support of various forms of motorcycle
activity associated with other motorcycle associations, clubs and organizations
sharing a similar mission. To raise awareness & have action plans, "DO" and be a point of resource for RET/PTSD and traumatic brain injury,(TBI) for our members. There is a lot of focus on 'awareness' well, we want to 'do', there is plenty of awareness of veteran suicide and first responder suicide, we feel it is time to act. To work in conjunction with other groups, organizations, and governing agencies.

OUR LOG AND PATCH
We embody Combat Veterans, Fire, EMS, Police, God and the American Flag. Our Logo/Patch is copyright protected and may not be copied/duplicated or used without express permissions of the founders or president of AHMA. THIS
PATCH WAS EARNED BY YOUR SERVICE!


The Armor of God - Represents Christian Faith
Ephesians 6:10-17; Apostle Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full Armor of God, so you can take the full stand against the devil's schemes.
Shield - Faith; Helmet - Salvation; Sword - Word of God www.biblegateway.com 

Maltese Cross - Firefighter Representation
The Maltese cross is known around the world as a symbol of the fire service, the Badge of a Fire Fighter. The Maltese Cross is a symbol of protection and a badge of honor. Its story is hundreds of years old, back to Knights of St. John, who fought the Saracens for
possession of the holy land. Hundreds of the knights were burned alive; others risked their lives to save their brothers-in-arms from dying painful, fiery deaths. It was these men who became our first Fire Fighters and the first of a long list of courageous Fire Fighters. Their heroic efforts were recognized by fellow crusaders who awarded each hero a badge of honor-a cross similar to the one fire fighters wear today. Since the Knights of St. John lived for close to four centuries on a little island in the Mediterranean Sea named Malta, the cross came to be known as the Maltese Cross. It means that the Fire Fighter who wears this cross is willing to lay down his life for you just as the crusaders sacrificed their lives for their fellow man so many years ago. The Maltese Cross is a Fire Fighter's badge of honor, signifying that he works in courage...a ladder
rung away from death. www.fireengineering.com


Blue Shield - Police Representation
Perhaps the most visible and recognizable symbol of policing around the world, the police badge is seen by many as a sign of authority, sacrifice, and service. The "badge," brings to mind a metal shield, star or similar emblem worn by officers, but to the police officer, the badge represents the public trust, with which s\he has the authority to act and to which he/she has the duty to remain true, maintain law and order. Officers wear their badge to identify who they are. The law enforcement badge is an easily recognizable sign of legal authority. Police officers proudly wear their badges to show their allegiance to the communities they serve and pride they have in their chosen profession. Police officers
see first hand the good and bad, fallen brothers and sisters, often the first responders and lay their life on the line, serve and protect day in and day out for all of us. www.thebalance.com


Star of Life - EMS Representation
The star of life, "A SHINING SYMBOL" a blue, six-pointed star with a medical snake entwined staff, known as the Rod of Asclepius, symbolizes EMS practitioners. In 1973, Leo R. Schwartz, Chief of the EMS Branch, designed the star of life. The Star of Life
stands for the six main tasks executed by emergency medical services rescuers all through the emergency chain:


Detection - The first rescuers on the scene.
Reporting - The call for professional help.
Response - The first rescuers provide first aid and immediate care to the extent of their capabilities.
On-scene care - EMS practitioners arrive and provide immediate care to the extent of their capabilities on-scene.
Care in transit -The EMS practitioners proceed to transfer the patient to a hospital via ambulance or helicopter for specialized care, and provide medical care during transportation.
Transfer to definitive care - Appropriate specialized care is provided at the hospital. We wear this emblem to show we are ready, willing and able to assist in any capacity. We have witnessed miracles and sadness, new life and end of life with every situation in between. www.emsworld.com


Battlefield Cross - Military Representation
The "battlefield cross" during the Civil War, signified a dead soldier to be gathered and buried during a truce called for that purpose. The configuration of the rifle pointed downward with a helmet perched on the stock was a more common sight during World War I and World War II. Having some sort of focus for mourning is useful for the dead soldier's comrades." Beginning with the Gulf War in 1991, and during Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, the latest version of the battlefield cross: rifle, helmet, boots, and dog tags, has become the symbol of loss, of mourning and closure for the living." The rifle facing downward means the soldier was killed in action; a rifle with a bayonet stuck in the ground tells us the soldier went down fighting. The boots or the presence of the dog tags signifies the soldier has marched the final march to battle, and he will never be forgotten. Combat Veterans Embody the memory of the fallen and the fight for all those still enduring their own battles, long after they are off the battlefield. www.smithsonianmag.com