Harley Davidson Teams Up with the Wounded Warrior Project

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Not only do I love riding on the back of our Harley Davidson Road King with my husband and best friend Jim, but I also enjoy reading articles online, or anywhere else for that matter, about the great things that Harley Davidson does for people.

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Back in November, Harley Davidson became partners with the Wounded Warrior Project and surprised veterans with brand new Harley Davidson Motorcycles.

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According to the article, Harley Davidson delivered six brand new 2015 motorcycles to six lucky military veterans. The big surprise began a new partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and Harley Davidson that was created to help improve the lives of men and women who are living with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Bill Davidson the great grandson of William A. Davidson, who founded Harley Davidson, proudly rode one of the bikes on the journey to Jacksonville Florida with six other veterans who are also Harley Davidson employees. Riding into town accompanied by a police motorcade the group gave the brand new Harley Davidson motorcycles to injured veterans while announcing the new partnership at a press conference.

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The six veterans that received the Harley Davidson motorcycles all have symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and were selected because they are experienced Harley Davidson riders and no longer have access to a motorcycle because of hardships. All of the veterans who received the new Harley Davidson motorcycles are affiliated and involved with the Wounded Warrior Project.

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John Roberts, who is the EVP of Warrior relations with the Wounded Warrior Project says, “It is important to have the support of corporations like Harley Davidson who understand the long term needs of our nation’s veterans and are willing to work with us to help warriors uncover and live with their, ‘New Normal.’ We know from our warriors that recreational activities like motorcycle riding provide a multitude of therapeutic benefits for those living with PTSD.”

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One aspect of the new partnership between the Wounded Warrior Project and Harley Davidson is to develop a new program that will be geared towards helping more veterans with PTSD experience the positive and encouraging benefits of the wide open road with peer to peer activity such as motorcycle riding. According to the Wounded Warrior Project, Peer to peer activity is showing much needed therapeutic benefits when it comes to PTSD symptoms.