A Good Veterans Day Story

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Today we honor the roughly 25 million military veterans that have served in the United States military. For many this might mean the mail won’t come in today, or perhaps you have a break from school or work, but by-in-large the holiday goes unnoticed by those outside of civic service. You don’t have to agree with the politics behind the use of our military, but the support of the individuals who comprise our armed forces should be an issue without partisanship.

Take for example US Army Private First Class Jacob Peterson, who was able to return from the war in Afghanistan for only one week this entire year. Waiting for him when he arrived was the 2011 Fischer MRX that he had ordered, which Fischer Motorcycles tell us the PFC has already clocked 1,200 miles on in his short duration back with his family and friends.

“I’ve been dreaming of getting my MRX since I first saw a picture of it up on the wall, and I knew I had to have one,” says the 173rd Airborne Infantryman. “It looks amazing, and handles even better. People ask me about it wherever I go.” Peterson is out of the 1-91 Air Cav, serving in the Personal Security Detail (PSD) Platoon, and has plans to ship his MRX to Germany, where he’ll be stationed on his next assignment.

“We’ve had several customers who wanted to treat themselves to a new MRX after serving in Iraq or Afghanistan,” said Dan Fischer, CEO of Fischer Motorcycles (and avid A&R reader). “It makes all of us here at the factory very proud that we can build them something that they are looking forward to — something that helps keep them going. We hope they know how much we appreciate their service.”

Everyone at Asphalt & Rubber would like to thank our veterans for their service and sacrifices as today marks the 92nd anniversary of the conclusion of World War I, which formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing of the Armistice at Compiègne Forest.