Friends Of The Flag Holds 23rd Annual Bike Ride In Support Of Veterans (06/12/20)

(Above photo, some of the 100 or so bikes parked along Main Street in Clarion)

The Friends of the Flag biker organization held their 23rd Annual Ride in support of veterans, on Sunday, June 7th.

(Heather Nulph photo) Pine Creek Volunteer Fire Department escorting the riders

The annual ride is always scheduled for the first Sunday in June. And this year’s run saw roughly a hundred or so bikes roll into Clarion, a number of them sporting the Stars and Stripes, flags of various branches of the service and the POW/MIA flag. The group’s main focus is the Veterans, but they also help first responders, such as police, fire and ambulance, as well as the down and out.

Friends of the Flag Rally Logo

Jefferson County ABATE and Clarion County ABATE, along with others joined Friends of the Flag on the ride, which began in Brookville, with various fire companies including Pinecreek, Brookville, Corsica and Strattanville; as well as the Brookville Police Department helping to make for a smooth safe ride.

The parade was escorted to Infusion Night Club and Grill in Clarion, with the bikes being parked along both sides of Main Street.

(Amanda Larsen photo) Bike proudly displaying US Marine Corps and POW/MIA flags

After the stop in Clarion the riders route took them to various other communities, including Sligo, Parker, Petrolia, East Brady, Rimersburg nd New Bethlehem, before returning to Clarion to rally at Infusion for some eats and biker bingo as well as the honoring of a local Veteran.

A $15 donation per person was requested and with many bikes having two riders, the funds generated will go a long way to help with the Friends of the Flag’s outreach.

(Heather Nulph photo) back at Infusion

For more information, check out Friends of the Flag’s Facebook page (link below).

(Thank you Friends of the Flag for your fine work!!!!)