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May 2024 Newsletter

May Newsletter

Welcome to our May 2024 Newsletter!

This month we are celebrating Memorial Day and our Military Service Members. May is Military Appreciation Month- a time to honor the sacrifices and contributions of our service members.
We are also highlighting Motorcycle Awareness, since motorcycle season has begun.

Military Appreciation Month

The entire Month of May is Military Appreciation Month, where we recognize the sacrifices and contributions of all military service members. On Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2024, we recognize the sacrifices of those service members who gave the ultimate sacrifice. May also includes Military Spouse Appreciation Day (May 10) and Armed Forces Day (May 18).
There are many reasons why May was chosen in 1999 to be designated as Military Appreciation Month. Historically many remarkable military achievements occurred in May. This includes Loyalty Day established in 1921, Victory Day marking the end of World War 2 in 1945 and Children of Fallen Patriots Day (
“Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not our by inheritance, it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.” – President Ronald Reagan
Remember, freedom is never free. This month, remember to thank a Veteran for the freedoms that you enjoy!

Motorcycle Safety

May is also Motorcycle Awareness Month. This month we are raising awareness about motorcycles and motorcycle safety. Compared to other vehicles, motorcycles can be far more dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
  • Over 6,200 motorcycle fatalities occurred in 2022, which account 15% of all traffic fatalities
  • The fatality rate for motorcyclists was 22 times higher than passenger cars
There are many ways to promote safety on the roads for all motorists. For drivers of passenger cars, it’s very important to always check your blind spots and use proper signals. Always practicing this can make the difference between life and death for a motorcyclist. For motorcyclists, it’s important to always ride safely. This includes wearing proper protective gear such as a helmet, gloves, pants and footwear. Additionally, driving your motorcycle properly on the road, which means following the speed limit and not weaving through traffic.
Jim Leonick rides motorcycles in his spare time. Recently Jim appeared on Motorcycle Mayhem Radio’s show to discuss Motorcycle Awareness Month and Motorcycle Safety. For more information about motorcycle safety, visit the links below.

Motorcycle Accident? Hire a Lawyer Who Rides!


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