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