Photos from the 2017 Ride

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Getting pumped for the ride.
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One of our VFW veterans getting ready to ride.
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Korean War-era jeep arriving for display.

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Event Director & Commander of VFW District 11 Melissa Patrick

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ManTech sponsored a team of riders.

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Rider greeting the Color Guard of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership of Mary Baldwin University, the nation’s only all-female Corps of Cadets.
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Rider #1, John Sims, Director of Program at Boulder Crest Retreat, describes the great work of BCR.
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Why we ride in the Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes: to support Boulder Crest Retreat.
2017 Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes
At the start and ready to go!
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And they are off!
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Our sponsors made it possible! Many thanks to all of the sponsors and donors!
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Vintage military vehicles and Korean War artifacts at the Start area.

 

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Bucolic country roads.
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First rest stop representing the American Revolution.

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Hershey sponsored rider with American Revolution re-enactor.
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A Revolutionary Augusta Militiaman and a Loyalist meet John Deere.

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Vietnam veteran and VFW Post Commander with the owner of Mount Pleasant.

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US Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Course Marshal along with the Valley Amateur Radio Association SAG vehicle. The SAG was awesome!
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Representing the heroism and sacrifice of the 116th Regiment (the Stonewall Brigade) on Omaha Beach on D-Day.
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WWII US Navy veteran at 3d rest stop.
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US Navy and Vietnam veteran who is the Mt. Solon VFW Post Commander.
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The Bridgewater VFW Post at the midpoint of the 53 mile course.

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Vietnam and Desert Storm veterans.

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Course Marshal Jim Prussia was the Bike Ride Committee Chair.
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Stopping to learn about Jackson’s Valley Campaign during the Civil War.
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Riders were met by members of the 10th Virginia Infantry.
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21st century meets 19th century.
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97 y/o US Marine veteran of WWII Pacific.

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Verona Post Commander and US Air Force veteran with Ride Director Randall Wolf.
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Cruising to the finish!
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Lunch awaited the riders.
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