Handing off the flag at Bluefield.

Rode the Harley from Roanoke to Bluefield, West Virginia today as part of an escort for an American flag retired from military duty and en route across the country to a new home. It’s something that many riders do when the call comes for such escort duty.

I doubt you will find a more patriotic group of Americans than those who ride motorcycles. Many are veterans or come from families of vets. All share a common love for this country and most are quick to fight anyone who tries to put it down. Most of us will drop anything we’re doing to participate in something that honors country and flag.

Nineteen riders — some with passengers — filed out of Roanoke Valley Harley-Davidson at 0900. After a brief stop at New River Valley H-D we headed up U.S. 460 towards Bluefield, arriving at Cole Harley-Davidson at noon for a brief ceremony to hand off the flag for the next leg from Bluefield to Pikeville, Kentucky.

Welcome home grand old flag.  You served your nation well.