Honor Flight memorial ride for veterans June 9

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The Upstate Defenders Motorcycle Club, along with Harley Davidson of Greenville and Sheriffs offices in four upstate counties, will host the 2012 Honor Flight Memorial Ride on June 9. Leaving from Heritage Park in Simpsonville, the ride will go through the upstate. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with kickstands up and wheels turning at 11 a.m.

The ride will finish at Harley Davidson of Greenville with a live band, food, drinks, door prizes, raffles and more. Cost is $25 per bike.

Honor Flight Upstate is a non-profit, volunteer based program that is dedicated to honoring WWII veterans and the sacrifices they have made to keep our nation safe and our people free. The program shows honor and support by offering a program that flies veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorial built in their honor, and to experience recognition for their service.

It costs $500 to send a veteran on the trip incuding their plane ticket, bus transportation in Washington, food and other incidental needs.

For more information on the Honor Flight program or to make a donation, go to their website at www.honorflightupstatesc.com or www.honorflight.org.