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Patriot Tour comes to Alexandria

The 2012 Patriot Tour will arrive at Apol's Harley Davidson in Alexandria between 4 and 5 p.m. on Friday, August 24.

Every year, the Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to and honors all of America's Armed Forces, past, present and fallen by passing one American flag throughout the nation. This united effort is known as the Patriot Tour. The flag has traveled once per day. The flag has traveled more than 14,000 miles, to 48 states, in 100 days.

On Saturday, August 25 at 12:30 p.m., the flag will leave Apol's Harley Davidson to be delivered to Vikingland Harley Davidson in St. Cloud at 2 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the acceptance ceremony of the flag on Friday, August 24 at 4 p.m. at Apol's. On Saturday, riders of any make or model of motorcycle are welcome to participate in the escort of the flag to St. Cloud.

Members of the Lakes Area Harley Owners Group have participated in the Patriot Tour for the past four years. The Nation of Patriots was established to provide financial support to families of wounded veterans.

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