Motorcycle Ride from House of Harley Raises Money for Local Veterans

Hundreds of bikers honored Veterans and fallen soldiers Thursday.

Their ride started at the House of Harley and ended at Wood National Cemetery.

There a Veteran and former POW spoke about the importance of paying tribute to aging Veterans.

His own work to get fellow Veterans to Washington D.C. to see the monuments in their honor has been exhaustive but well worth it.

"We're going to have five, possibly six flights this year," he told the leather clad crowd. "That's why I want to thank all of you  guys that helped us. Because boy, it's great!"

It was then he was joined by a biker on stage who wanted the crowd to know just who was standing before them.

"He coined the phrase every day is a bonus!  This phrase came to him when he was in this pow camp. Now  it's the slogan of Wisconsin's honor flight."

There was also the presentation of the colors and a 21 gun salute.

All the riders made a donation to local Veterans organizations.

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