Medford, Ore. — A flag that’s traveled all over the world arrives in Medford this afternoon.
Nearly 100 people gathered at D&S Harley-Davidson in Medford for the annual ‘Nation of Patriots’ flag passing ceremony, hosted by the Old Guard Riders. It’s a tradition for the group.
The Old Guard Riders are a local chapter made up of motorcyclists that are all veterans.
The flag starts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is passed from city to city across the country.
For 89-year-old Harry Howard, a World War II veteran, the event was not only a sign of appreciation for patriotism, it was a symbol for the character of the Rogue Valley as well.
“This community is absolutely amazing, it’s nothing like the big cities. That’s one of the best things that I enjoy in small town America, Medford,” Howard said.
The Southern Oregon chapter will ride to Eugene tomorrow morning to pass the flag off to the next chapter.
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