American Chopper unveils bike to support East Aurora's Vietnam Memorial project
By MICHAEL MROZIAK
March 13, 2019
The purpose of the project was to create a one-of-a-kind motorcycle which could raise funds to complete a plan to acquire one of the two traveling replica Vietnam walls. In addition to erecting the memorial on a permanent space in Knox Farm State Park, plans include construction of restrooms, a welcome center and gift shop. DiPietro told WBFO the front entrance to the park will also be reworked.A motorcycle custom-built as a means to support a project to bring a traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall to Western New York permanently was unveiled in a nationally-televised broadcast Wednesday evening. A local State Assemblyman hopes the Vietnam Veteran-themed chopper can join the replica wall as a permanent fixture in Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora.
A screen capture from the Discovery Channel's program American Chopper shows a custom-built motorcycle which pays tribute to Vietnam veterans. The motorcycle will be used to raise funds to acquire and permanently relocate one of the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall replicas to Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora. Credit Discovery Channel screen captureThe project to build the motorcycle was first announced last December in Buffalo. Orange County Choppers, based downstate in Newburgh, constructed the motorcycle paying tribute to Vietnam veterans. The work was highlighted in the episode of Discovery Channel's American Chopper airing March 12.
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