Bandidos Chapter Meran celebrated a double anniversary on Saturday, 21st of September: It was to celebrate the 15th anniversary of its existence as a Chapter of the Bandidos Nation and further - as a question of honour - to commemorate Bandido Paul1%er who we have lost in the days of the very beginning of Bandidos MC in South Tyrol.
Many give something, but only some give everything - and in this case a single one gave everything for others.
As every year since he departed in 2003 numerous Brothers attended to confer honour by visiting his final resisting place, which is not only the graveyard, but the hearts of his Brothers as well, who gathered to show this at best by celebrating the Brotherhood that was worth so much to him at the clubhouse.
Warm autumn sun was shining down, while the motorcycle convoy showed the colours in town aiming to the cemetery. Quietly Brothers and friends assembled around the grave in silent tribute.
Bandido Andi1%er, President of Chapter Meran, laid down a flower arrangement in red and gold symbolizing also for the following days that our Brother is gone, but not forgotten. National Vice Presidente Bandido Sandro1%er put the feelings of the participants in words with a short, but heartfelt speech as he did again in the evening at the clubhouse. On this occasion he didn´t forget to mention also our recently departed Brother Schmutzi1%er of Meran´s Twinchapter Bogen.
15 years existence is evidence that Brotherhood is more than a word and according to this the party took its course exactly how our departed Brothers had wanted us to celebrate this anniversary. Life music, food and drinks and last but not least a pyrotechnic show gave proof of Chapter Merans willingness to revel with its Brothers also the years to come. „Even as years fly, when enjoying our red and gold life style, without doubt 15 Years are a respectful time. Nevertheless it is far from over, because this Brotherhood is made for eternity“, confessed President Bandido Andi1%er who gained Nomad-status on this weekend.