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If you forgot that the Patriot Tour was arriving on Saturday, you had a reminder of its arrival, with the roar of all the bikes and the sirens that escorted the tour into town. Several bikers from around the area joined in the escort. Some from all over the Benton County area.

The tour displayed all of their patriotically decorated vehicles on 4th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave. Saturday afternoon. The Patriot Tourhonors veterans, police, fire, ambulance and first responders.

The Patriot Tour covers 5,000 miles and 28 cities in 36 days. The tour was led by 7 fire trucks and support vehicles symbolizing the nation's bravest men and women. Each vehicle was wrapped in a theme reminding the public of the gifts and freedoms in our nation. The vehicles were driven by retired firefighters, veterans and police officer volunteers.

The tour left Phoenix, Arizona on September 29 and ends on election day, November 3rd, after it makes its way through 22 states beginning to ending in Washington D.C.

Pictures can be seen here of the trucks, bikes and a video of their entrance.

The AMVETS was also there to provide nourishment for the crowd.

Special thanks to Tammy Hepker.


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Rosemary Boisen October 12, 2020, 1:08 pm Benton County proud 🇺🇸.
V. Geiger October 12, 2020, 1:15 pm Patriot Tour and Wild Side Hogs is a super spreader event. Welcoming people without following CDC guidelines. After cancelling other local events because of the virse. Why???
Patty Morgan October 12, 2020, 9:56 pm "Super Spreader event?" LOL Perhaps you should have "risked it." When you hear of mask wearing families getting COVID, you think that perhaps, it's time to just start living. And go to the doctor ASAP if you start to feel sick. You can't stay locked up forever. We've been "flattening the curve" for 8 months. Let's try herd immunity. Spending time with this group of people was good for the soul.
V. Geiger October 13, 2020, 2:03 pm If only you can imagine: That you have a husband and other family members in the health care system. Taking care of others that are ill and need help. The virus is a death sentence for them. If only you can imagine: You have a son that was a born at 1 lb. 8 oz. and had to fight to live. Now he is in the VGH Nursing Rehab with severe health problems. I can't touch or hug him. If only you can imagine: having a parent in a nursing home. You can touch or hug them. We are struggle with that as well. Only imagine: Our grandson that lives with us, was sent home from school (Tilford Elementary) for two weeks in quarantine at home. Doing virtual learning. Back to school on October 6th, 2020. Take a knee.... Give thanks to the lord and God that you are grateful for all that you have and that all are healthy in your life. Amen
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