Purple Heart vets to ride TerraTrikes during Washington DC Memorial Day Parade

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TerraTrike announces military discount on all new trikes

WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 25, 2017

At this year’s Memorial Day Parade two Purple Heart veterans will help lead the Purple Heart Foundation float on a novel form of transport – a recumbent tricycle.

The inclusion of a recumbent trike marks the beginning of a new partnership between TerraTrike, the largest producer of recumbent tricycles and tricycle accessories in North America, and the Purple Heart Foundation, the original organization to support combat-wounded veterans.

“It’s a great honor for TerraTrike to be a part the Memorial Day Parade this year,” said Jeff Yonker, marketing director at TerraTrike. “We’re proud to be working with this outstanding veterans organization.”

The new partnership includes the donation of two TerraTrike Ramblers and all proceeds from the sale of custom-made Purple Heart flag extensions, which will be available online and select TerraTrikes dealers nationwide. Additionally, for every trike purchase between May 25–31, 2017, TerraTrike will offer a free military flag extension from any branch of the U.S. military, or a Purple Heart Foundation flag.

As ongoing support for US service members, beginning May 25 all active military personnel or veterans with valid military ID will be eligible for a 10 percent discount on all new TerraTrikes.

“We’ve got a lot of vets who are fans of TerraTrike and we are always happy to hear how much a trike can mean to their recovery and general health,” said Yonker. “There are a lot of initiatives out there for vets to get active and this is our contribution to making that a little easier for them.”

The National Memorial Day Parade, organized by the American Veterans Centerand the World War II Veterans Committee, will begin in front of the Smithsonian Museum of American History and follow Constitution Avenue past the Washington Monument, ending in front of the Lincoln Memorial gardens.

The two Purple Heart veterans riding the TerraTrikes, Michael Carrasquillo and Sebastian Ploszaj, will join the Purple Heart Foundation float for the entire parade.

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About TerraTrike

TerraTrike (WizWheelz, Inc.) is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is the largest producer of recumbent trikes in the U.S. The TerraTrike brand has been going strong for over 20 years, maintaining one of the industry’s most extensive sales and support teams, with over 200 dealers in multiple countries. For more information, visit Terratrike.com or follow them on social media – Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.

About the Purple Heart Foundation

Chartered by Congress in 1957, the Purple Heart Foundation is the fundraising engine for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, which is composed of military men and women who received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds suffered in combat. Based in Annandale, Virginia, the Purple Heart Foundation supports all veterans and their families with a myriad of nation-wide programs and third party grants to support other organizations whose missions align with ours. For more information, visit www.purpleheartfoundation.org.

About the American Veterans Center

The mission of the AVC is to guard the legacies and honor the sacrifices of all American veterans. Through oral history preservation, educational programs and civic events, we preserve the stories – and lessons – of veterans past and present, from which future generations can learn. For more information, visit www.americanveteranscenter.org.

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