Virginia Museum of Transportation and Volvo Trucks North America come together to Honor America’s Military Heroes
Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia recently donated its 2007 Ride for Freedom Volvo VNL 670 model for display at the Virginia Museum of Transportation. The one-of-a-kind truck honors U.S. military personnel taken as prisoners of war or missing in action (POW/MIA) through a custom collage featuring imagery from Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Also included are the words, “All Gave Some … Some Gave All.” The truck will be proudly featured near the front entrance of the museum.
For each of the past 28 years, a Volvo truck with uniquely different decals is prepared to participate in the annual Ride for Freedom, a rally held in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day weekend. Volvo Trucks employees, the UAW Local 2069 Veterans Committee and a caravan of local motorcyclists travel to our nation’s capital where 900,000 individuals gather to honor veterans and remember soldiers listed as POW/MIA.
The Ride for Freedom Volvo VNL670 model was proudly assembled at the NRV plant, Volvo Trucks’ largest manufacturing plant in the world, right here in the Commonwealth of VA. Volvo Trucks’ Ride for Freedom trucks have been featured in national publications, showcased at numerous Volvo Trucks dealerships, headlined at the Carlisle Nations Truck Show and shown at national transportation events.