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STATE HOUSE WELCOME HOME AND RALLY FLAG LINE

April 23 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Since September 11, 2001, the United States has lost approximately 6,850 military members in Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn among various other operations in the Global War on Terror. As a result of their valiant sacrifice, their families are left to pick up the emotional, spiritual, and financial pieces of their lives. Upwards of 12,000 children and spouses must now cope with life without one of their closest friends and providers.

Government aid is not enough to bridge the gaps left by the increasing cost of education. The American Legion continues to lead from the front having established the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund almost immediately following 9/11 by extending the benefits of the fund to all children and stepchildren of services members who died while on active duty since 9/11. Beginning this year they have also included the children of Veterans rated at 50% or more disability by the VA.

For the 6th year in a row, Veterans, Sons of Veterans, and Auxiliary riders from the American Legion Riders of South Carolina will ride in memory of our fallen and severely disabled and in support of their children’s higher education needs by preserving the legacy of our post 9/11 fallen heroes. The children of our fallen deserve an education and they deserve a scholarship to help and guide their futures. Futures for children who have paid the ultimate sacrifice; the loss of a mother, father, guardian tragically lost while defending the greatest nation on the planet.

Since this is not an official PGR mission, but support to a Veteran’s Service Organization, official PGR missions will take precedence.

STATE HOUSE WELCOME HOME AND RALLY FLAG LINE

Date: Sunday, 23 April 2016 – COLUMBIA, SC

Staging Time: 1430 (2:30 pm)

Parking Location: East Side of State House, 1147 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC

MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/HEmbvF1pz4E2

Mission Location: South Carolina State House (North Steps), 1100 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

Details: Flag line for the arriving riders, shake their hands, salute them, remember those we have lost; our brothers and sisters in arms. Flags will be provided.

Parking: Please take all parking directions from the Ride Coordinators/Ride Captains in Charge.

For more information,
Marty “Shovelhead” Johnson
scnative35@aol.com
803.788.2480

Details

Date:
April 23
Time:
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Venue

South Carolina Statehouse
1100 Gervais St
Columbia, SC 29201 United States
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