DAV Past National Commander Rob Reynolds has been an avid Harley rider for nearly three
To the partially paralyzed Army veteran, riding has always represented the freedom
Americans have fought to preserve.
As a lifelong fan of Harley and a longtime leader in the DAV, Past National Commander Reynolds
was on hand when the Harley-Davidson Foundation announced its $1 million donation
to help the DAV expand its outreach to veterans nationwide. From the start of the
Harley’s Heroes® program, the Past National Commander has been on board; encouraging veterans
at different events to utilize the DAV’s free services.
To further his support of the program, he decided in 2007 to create the “Harley’s
Heroes® Tribute Bike” by customizing his 2006 Harley Street Glide (FLHXI) in honor
of the DAV’s partnership with the Harley-Davidson Foundation.
The motorcycle was adjusted with an automatic pneumatic air suspension and customized
seat to add support based on the commander’s service-connected disabilities.
From there, it was given a patriotic paint job by
the service and sacrifices of men and women who’ve served.
He enlisted the help of his local
Harley-Davidson of Washington, DC
dealership who donated the man-hours to
make this commemorative cycle a reality.
He’s traveling cross-country, making stops at dealerships along the way, to remind
Americans that freedom isn’t free and to encourage his fellow veterans to take advantage
of the services the DAV offers.