“…The actions of thinking/verbalizing/writing what Brotherhood or anything else that matters to you in life means is incredibly reaffirming. I have read through the various responses and it is truly heartwarming to see what has been created here in SHMC and the impact it has had and will continue to have on the lives of our members and those we interact with. You may remember the cards on the tables at the anniversary party w/ the Rules of Brotherhood. What we have works because we believe it and evidence in everything we do! These rules serve as a framework to ensure the preservation of what we have. HILDAR”
Quotes from the Brotherhood
“When you wreck and the entire floor of the hospital is stocked with club members, members wife's or significant others 24 hours a day to ensure everything is ok with the brother and or that brothers family! BROTHERHOOD!!” – Gunner-PA-Pres
“Brotherhood. When you are willing to give the shirt off your back and without hesitation give up your pants too for a Brother/Sister you just met. FAMILY.” – Dread Prez Cali
“Brotherhood. Knowing you can call any of em anytime and they will be right there next to you. No matter the reason.” – Double J – Prez – Co. K
“Helping each other And being there for one another” – Toe-Road Captain-NJ
“I never walk alone. My brothers to my left and right are watching my back and those that paid for my freedom are watching from above” – Unknown
In ref to above: “For me this says it all. I know without a doubt no matter how far or how close if called upon my brothers and sisters will be there. From day one I have seen and felt this. H.I.L.D.A.R SHFFSH” – SUE-SEC-TEX
“Time and miles don't come between the bond that we have for one another” – Toe-Road Captain-NJ
“H.I.L.D. Says it all. Brotherhood is total Loyalty and Dedication to each other, your Chapter, this amazing MC. Not when it's convenient or to get something in return. True Brotherhood never weakens and our values never fail. Brothers/Sisters stand up and beside one another, no matter what- good times and the hard times. Their family is your family, their hardships are your hardships, their success is our success. Brothers may not be around each other 24/7, but they are on your mind always. Whether sharing a bottle of Jack, or blazing into Battle... I AM a Brother and I Got Your Six...no matter what. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his brothers. SHFFSH!” – Sketch-Prez-Ironclad
“I love this MC and everyone in it. I eat sleep and bleed Strength and Honor. I'll go to the ends of the earth for any and all of my Brothers and Sisters because what we share goes beyond the patch. Family is who we are, from all walks of life. HILDAR is our Family Crest. Let our chains never be broken.” – Probate Omen – Co. K
“Brother is family and family means to me is during hard time or great time they have my back. And I theirs for picking up beer to going to war with them. I respect and love each of you because everyday I wake up I know that all my brothers/ sisters and sisters are there for me as I them!” – Smash SAA Ironclad
“Brotherhood is walking into a room of complete strangers and meeting them first time, and there is a instant connection. And the first words out of their mouths are welcome how you been doing as if you had been Family your whole life and have just been separated for a long time. And being ready to help at a moment's notice when a Brother/Sister is in need.” - Smiley
“For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.” - Ecclesiastes 4:10-12 ESV
In ref to above: “HILDAR” - Deacon - Road Captain-Tredegar Iron
"...Then, I found Strength & Honor.... It took long enough, but better late than never. A Brotherhood of individuals who fight for the same goal through ups and downs. It's more than just a bond, it's a feeling that no one can truly understand unless they feel it. A feeling of knowing that your fellow Brothers, even those you have yet to physically meet, share the same mindstate as you. You may not always agree on things, may not always get along, but at the end of the day, you always will support each other through thick and thin. It is a family we all chose! This Brotherhood is real. It is not some outlaw false brotherhood that would stab a supposed "brother" in the back for some meth. There are no selfish motives here. We are a family, a brotherhood, of crazy, but amazing individuals that want nothing more than to leave this world a little better than it was when we got here (like Marines doing field day) but we do it together and embrace the suck and the glory together as one!
We are sheepdog who stand up for righteous ideals even as inconvenient and dangerous as it may be. We have many, many bonds through our chosen profession and our motorcycling habits but we have a Brotherhood like no other through our mindstate, our values, and our family. It is such a deep feeling that is so hard to express because you either just have it, you think you have it, or you don't. Few do; we do! Many think they do, and many don't! Love you all, Brothers! HILDAR!” – Runway – SAA - CA
“In law enforcement we develop life time bonds that last forever. We would die for one another. Help each other when or whatever is needed. When you retire it's never the same and with this club, I feel like I regained that feeling. Being there for anyone of my brothers when the time comes. HILDAR!!!!” – Roundhouse NJ
“The strongest link in the world,
Is that of BROTHERHOOD
An oath so powerful, nothing can break,
The sacred oath, link by blood is not enough, Love, Honesty and trust is what it entails.
It's like most phenomenal, of our time,
Comes with its ups and downs, it's twists and turns, those tribal moments,
Are what makes the oath STRONGER.
A brother is not just your friend,
He is the one you share your deepest secrets with, the one who can read you, the one that you can NEVER lie to.
The one who stands by you through thick and thin. A friend not only in need, but a friend indeed. No one else comes closer than your brother.
He loves you as you love him, so says law that binds you to him. As him to you.
THIS IS THE LAW OF BROTHERHOOD."
– Poem: Bonds of Brotherhood by Segun Kanyinsola Oluwa, Nigeria
In ref to above: “Never Above You, Never Below You, ALWAYS Besides You!!! H. I. L. D. A. R.” – Miclo SAA TX
“…All of you mean the world to me and there is nothing I would not do for any of you. Knowing that I have brothers and sisters who at the drop of the hat will be there to help me is a great feeling. Even though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil for I know I walk with my brothers/sisters” – Pinto-Sec-NC
“… For the weeks to follow my only release was to talk to my Brothers. Blitz and Bubba always knew what to say to make the day better or just have a ear to listen to me vent. Never once did I worry because of the reassuring encouragement from countless others. I tell each new Prospect this is MY family and I would gladly lay down everything for it. Brotherhood is a term sometimes used loosely by many and it may not have the same meaning for some but when I call you a Brother that's what you are a Brother right wrong or indifferent. Grub (founder of the Warlocks MC) said "never get so big that you don't know who your brother is" there is some truth in that statement. I'm glad we are big enough to do the great things we do but yet small enough to know one another. Much L/R - H.I.L.D.A.R.!...” – Hurricane LT - VA