Riders from across the Department of Virginia recently completed a two-day event known as the Virginia In State Legacy Scholarship Run. During the ride this year it was decided to make sure the stops included visits to significant memorials along the route in order to pay tribute to our departed Veterans by laying wreathes at the memorials. This was a specially challenging task given the temperatures rose to over the 100-degree mark. But that did not discourage them from completing their ride or from ensuring they paid their respects at the memorials.
On Saturday, 20 July they travelled to Barnett Memorial Park in Winchester, VA. Here the Riders had a dual wreath laying ceremony at both the Korean War Memorial and the POW/MIA Memorial. The wreaths were made and donated by Kim Grobarcik, Adjutant, Post 2 Riders. After the ceremony at Barnett Memorial Park in Winchester, VA the Riders proceeded to Veteran’s Memorial Park in Harrisonburg, VA (at James Madison University). Here they again held a memorial event presenting a wreath at the Veterans Memorial.
A special thanks goes out to the all of the American Legion Riders who participated and made this a success.