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This Harley-Davidson will bring new life to Veterans


By Elaine Owen, Editor ~~

This custom 2017 Harley-Davidson Road King “War is Hell” bike designed by ZB customs features artwork by Kristian Baena to tell the Shepherd’s Men story.
Tickets will be sold to raise money for Shepherd’s Men, an elite core of individuals dedicated to the betterment of our country’s heroes of post-9/11 wars.
All proceeds of purchased tickets will go directly to helping save a hero’s life in the SHARE Military Initiative at the Shepherd Center in Atlanta. Only 2222 tickets will be sold at $100 each. A drawing will be held for the winner of this timeless custom bike on May 28, 2018 at the culmination of the annual run at the Shepherd Center.
In 2014, Ellis founded a group called the Shepherd’s Men, made up of himself and a close circle of friends comprised of active Marines and veterans. For six days that May, the 10 men ran 684 miles—starting at Shepherd Center and ending at the United States Marine Corps War Memorial in Arlington, Virginia—to raise $100,000 for the SHARE program.
Travis Ellis and other Shepherds Men met at Grumpy Old Men in Blue Ridge Saturday to tell the story of the Harley-Davidson and to receive a check for $1200 from the Marine Corps League Lake
Blue Ridge Detachment. This money will be used for the SHARE rehabilitation program that focuses on assessment and treatment for military veterans who have sustained a mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from service in the post-9/11 wars.
[See next week’s Fannin Sentinel for the story about Shepherd Center, the SHARE program, and the story behind the Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle.]