VIA| Jamie Walters of Geneseo, Illinois checks the mail every day, hoping to hear from her husband Christopher who is stationed overseas. Often she sees nothing, but back in May she was surprised to see a letter from the local Harley-Davidson shop.
Christopher had stored a bike at Reiman’s Harley Davidson while he was gone, and Jamie had just recently sent a check to pay for the storage. The letter was a response to her attempt to pay the bill, telling this hard-working military mom that they were going to store his bike for free!
“Enclosed you will find the check you mailed to us regarding the account of Christoper,” read the letter. “It is the policy of Reiman’s Harley-Davidson to waive storage fees for our active duty service members who are deployed.”
So not only has Reiman’s touched the heart of this one military family with their policy, they have helped out countless others as well. When their husbands and wives are abroad fighting for our country, these women and men back home need all the help they can get.
“It is our honor to keep your bike safe and secure while you provide us with our freedom,” the letter continues. “We hope you return to us safe and sound. Until that time, we will store your bike at no charge to you. This is our way of saying, ‘Thank You’ for your service to our country.”
Jamie couldn’t have been more grateful for the support, even coming from the most unlikely of places.
“I was so grateful and thankful that someone recognized our troops and doesn’t just say, ‘we support our troops,’ they physically show it,” Jamie told WQAD.
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