Weekend Agenda:
- Thursday, May 24

  • Chapter members will be on site setting up at the Hampton Inn parking lot.  Early arrivals are welcome to join us. 
  • POC is Paul "SCHIFF" Schifferer (847) 275-5117 or Rodney "HALF CRACK" Decker (319) 361-1828


- Friday, May 25

  • 0900 - 1400 Guided ride starting at the Hampton Parking Lot
    • Safety Brief for morning ride
    • 0915 KSU for 110 mile ride along 3 rivers and through 5 State Parks.  Even for you locals this is a beautiful and scenic route. Ride will be led by our very own Road Runner, so try to keep up will ya?
  • 1300-1700 - Buffalo Range Shooting Park outdoor gun range
    • All are welcome
    • $25 all you can shoot and will include  private range, dedicated Range Safety officer, Free Gun Rentals.
      • NOTE: If you use the free gun rental you will be required to buy the ammo from the range, but their pricing is really reasonable.
    • You can also bring and shoot your own guns for no additional cost. Ammo is available when you run out!
    • This is a great deal!!
    • The hotel and bars are only 15 minutes away.
  • ​1800-?? - Party at Starved Rock Harley Davidson - Beers, Burgers, Moonshine, Fellowship, and Family.  What more could a Soldier want?


- Saturday, May 26th 

  • 0900 - Mandatory Safety brief for the run to the wall
  • 0930 - Kick Stands Up (KSU). Ride to LaSalle Veterans Home
    • Visit with Veterans for 45 minutes
    • Present Donation
    • Ride to the Wall
  • 1130-1300 - Ceremony and Museum visitation
  • 1330 – Ride on your own to Shakers Lounge for Group Lunch – Price $10/per person includes your choice of Chicken Breast Sandwich, Burger, Italian Beef, condiments, chips, and Fries.  We will pre-sell tickets all day Friday and Saturday.
    • Be sure you buy a meal ticket prior to arriving to lunch as you will need a ticket to eat.
    • Alcoholic beverages will be on your own check and will be your own responsibility.
    • Please remember to TIP the staff!!


​- Sunday, May 27th

  • Sunday morning will be packing up and going home folks.  We wish you all a safe and beautiful ride home and Thank you for coming to spend time together honoring our fallen and for the fellowship!


Alternate Hotels:

  • ​Holiday Inn Express - Ottawa
    120 W. Stevenson Rd.
    Ottawa, Illinois 61350
    (815) 433-0029

  • Fairfield Inn & Suites - Ottawa
    3000 Fairfield Lane
    Ottawa, Illinois  61350
    (815) 431-8955


Bars: ​Our Host Bar (And place I would encourage you to frequent in return for their support) is:

- Shaker's Lounge - Sports Bar & Grill,

    121 W Stevenson Rd, Ottawa, IL  61350

    (815) 433-2110 and Website: www.shakersottawa.com

- Other local bars are: 

  • Psycho Silo Saloon, Intersection Rt 6 & Rt 40, Sheffield, IL 61361

          (815) 878-1058

  • JJ's Pub, 104 W Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 431-1816
  • h2o Bar & Grill, 935 E Main St, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-4502

Things to do and See: 

- Starved Rock Harley Davidson​, 750 Centennial Dr, Ottawa, IL 61350​
   (815) 431-1900

- Buffalo Range Shooting Park, 1252 N 2803rd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350
​   (815) 433-2471 or  https://www.buffalorangeshootingpark.com/

​- Stonehead Leather Shop, 627 S Clark St, North Utica, IL 61373

   (815) 667-3040

​- Sky Dive Chicago, 3215 E 1969th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 433-0000

​- Illinois Waterway Visitor Center, 950 N 27th Rd, Starved Rock Lock and    Dam, Ottawa, IL 61350 (815) 667-4054

​- Buffalo Rock State Park, 1300 N 27th Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350-9732
   (815) 433-2224

​- Starved Rock Adventures, 1 Dee Bennett Rd, Ottawa, IL (815) 434-9200​



Welcome to the Annual Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial (MECWM) Rally Home Page.  This is where you can find dates, time, links, contact information and weekend Agenda.

(This is one event that we do not share with the public.  This is closed event for members of the CVMA and their families)

When & Where:

Dates: Memorial Day Weekend (May 24-27, 2018)

      (NOTE: We will have members at the Hotel as early as 1300          on the 24th setting up, so don't be afraid to ride out 
       early.  We can always drink beer and shoot guns!)

Location: Host Hotel is the Hampton Inn Ottawa   (Alternate Hotels below)

  The Hampton Inn is where you will sign in, you can park         your bikes if you'd like and we will be gathering &                 partying.

  Address: 4115 Holiday Ln, Ottawa, IL 61350

​  Phone: (815) 434-6040

  Rates: We have a block of rooms at $109/night under discount code 'CVMA'

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The Monument at the Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial

A Quote from 'GUNS'


Hey Chica, I hope you don't mind that I posted this quote.  I stole it from your Instagram page and it is a good reminder to us all.


"This is to all the veteran war fighters out there. If the shoe fits wear it. If it doesn't just shrug it off and recognize that it does not apply to you. Memorial day is right around the corner. It is a troublesome and sometimes confusing day for a lot of people. A day when people walk up to us and to say "thanks for your service" not realizing that the person they're thanking feels guilty that they are alive and all of their friends are dead. It is a day we watch everyone have barbecues, drink beer, and enjoy the day off. Remember that this was the point of it all. I want my family and friends to live in ignorant bliss. Never having to know about the blood and screams. So on May 30th when somebody thanks you for service, don't be a bitch and correct them about the difference between veterans day and memorial day. Look around at the smiles on everyone's faces. Smell the smoke from the barbecue, kick back put your feet up and enjoy a beer. Live in the moment for a day. Be in the present appreciating our brothers that gave it all, and that they did it for a reason. Know that the people around you are doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing. They are doing what we fought and some died for. They are enjoying a FREE life."

- Misty 'Guns' Badger

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(We donate 100% of all funds to one of several charities and foundations.)

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Map to the Middle East Conflict Memorial Wall

Middle East conflicts Wall memorial rally