MANCHIN TO JOIN 5TH ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR FALLEN SERVICE HEROES
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia.
“I am honored to again participate in this ride to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state and nation, and extend our unending gratitude to their families,” Senator Manchin said. “Every year, this ride is an awe-inspiring tribute, across the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, to our nation’s heroes. Our Mountain State is patriotic in the truest sense – West Virginians have answered the call to service more than nearly any other state in the nation. This ride is one way to honor that extraordinary service, and it’s a profound honor to be part of it. I’m also so proud that this year, the ride is part of the Special Forces Association Annual Convention and I look forward to honoring the service of generations of Green Berets from across the nation, and their families.”
**For Planning Purposes Only**
SATURDAY, AUGUST 17
Manchin serves as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes
When: 9:30 am press avail, with a 10 am departure. Multiple opportunities to show patriotism along the ride (see schedule below)
Where: 4924 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston (Harley Davidson of West Virginia)
What: Senator Manchin will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes.
The round-trip motorcycle ride will travel from South Charleston to the Toyota Plant in Buffalo, through Nitro and end at National Guard Air Base in Charleston.
Ride overview below:
9:00am: Registration at Harley-Davidson of West Virginia; 4924 MacCorkle Avenue SW, South Charleston
10:00am: Kickstands up! Depart Harley-Davidson in South Charleston
10:45am: Motorcycles arrive at the Toyota Plant, enter at Light and Take a Left through the Parking Lot to exit at Entrance 3. Patriotic West Virginians will be present to wave flags.
11:15am: Motorcycles cross the St. Albans Bridge into Nitro. Patriotic West Virginians will be present to wave flags.
12:00pm: Arrive at end-point for community picnic - National Guard Air Base through Greenbrier Street; 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston. There will be parachute demonstrations and a static air display during the picnic.
1:00pm: Program to Honor Gold Star Families begins - National Guard Air Base through Greenbrier Street; 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston
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