February 2009 – The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the 2009 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame.
The Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame recognizes the sacrifices individuals across the nation, and world, have made to protect the rights of motorcyclists through their efforts in the political arena and in grass roots motorcyclists rights organizations. To show our appreciation for their commitment the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame established the nation’s first and only Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame in 2001.
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame is currently soliciting nominations for the 2009 Freedom Fighters Hall of Fame. Individuals are encouraged to participate in the nominating process by submitting the name of an outstanding Freedom Fighter along with a brief bio as to why this person deserves to be recognized. Biographical information and credentials should be no more than two pages. All nominations must be received by April 1, 2009.
FREEDOM FIGHTERS HALL OF FAME
Arizona – Ralph “Sonny” Barger ▪ California – John Paliwoda, “Deacon” David Phillips, NY Myke Shelby ▪ Connecticut – Donald “Pappy” Pittsley, John “Rogue” Herlihy ▪ District of Columbia – Senator Olympia Snow, Beverly Waters, Tom Wyld ▪ Colorado- Mark Buckner Florida – Elizabeth “Boots” Buckholz,Doc Reichenbach ▪ Indiana – Michael Farabaugh
Illinois – Todd Vandermyde ▪ Iowa – Dick “Slider” Gilmore ▪ Kentucky – Jay Huber ▪ Maine – Paul K. Vestal ▪ Michigan – Angel Burton, Representative James Barcia ▪ Minnesota – Governor Arnie Carlson, Bob Illingworth, John Sullivan, Bob Summer, Representative Tom Workman ▪ Montana – Glen Fengstad ▪ Nebraska - Rich “Neb” Nebelsick ▪ Nevada – Fredric Harrell ▪ New Mexico – Dennis “Big D” Watson ▪ North Carolina – Rick Nail ▪ Ohio – Bill Bish ▪ Gary Sellers ▪ Oregon – Butch Harbaugh ▪ South Carolina – Jesse McDugald ▪ Pennsylvania – Rick Gray ▪ Texas – Sputnik ▪ Washington – Swede MatzekWisconsin – Wayne Curtin, Senator Dave Zien, Tony “Pan” Sanfelipo, Sue Menard, Governor Tommy Thompson, Buck Kittredge
Canada, Europe, Australia
England – Fred Hill, Ian Mutch, Simon Milward
The Sturgis Motorcycle Museum &Hall of Fame is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization and is open year round. www.sturgismuseum.com
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