Veterans Day Bike Ride Parade

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ROGERS (KFSM) -- Hundreds of bikers gathered for the annual Veterans Day Bike Ride Parade, hosted by Harley Davidson.

This ride allowed war veterans to come together to raise money for veterans who are disabled.

Also, the ride is to remember veterans who have served the country on the front lines.

George Edwards was one of the participants, "it's a great feeling," he told KFSM, "coming together for a common cause is a great feeling."

The staging area for the ride was at Lokomotion Fun Park in Fayetteville at 9:30 a.m.

At 11 a.m., with full police escort, the parade began -- Highway 71B North to Highway 62 ending at the Pig Trail Harley Davidson store in Rogers.

Several people were on hand for the presentation of colors by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Color Guard, speeches and inspirational messages and Congressman Steve Womack was also in attendance.

Veterans Day, originally observed as Armistice Day, but was renamed in 1954, honors the service of all U.S. military veterans.

It's commemorated on November, 11th.

The date was selected because in 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th  day of the 11th month, a formal agreement to stop fighting -- armistice -- was declared between the allied nations and Germany in the First Word War.


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