Groups raising money for Gold Star Family Memorial Monument in Bedford

Amy Trent | The News and Advance

On Sept. 17 Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 4 and Harley Davidson of Lynchburg will host a Benefit Run to the National D-Day Memorial to raise funds for the Gold Star Family Memorial Monument at the D-Day Memorial in Bedford. At the completion of the run there will be a ceremony at the D-Day memorial including wreath laying ceremonies, guest speakers, special Missing Man ceremony, and more. The event is open to the public.

The donation for the run is $20 per driver and $10 per passenger. Donors will receive a limited edition commemorative patch and entrance to the National D-Day memorial the day of the event. All proceeds will be donated to the building of the Gold Star Family Monument which is expected to be placed and dedicated in 2017.

The ride will stage at Harley Davidson of Lynchburg on Timberlake Road the morning of Sept. 17 and will depart at 9:15 a.m. for a group escorted ride to the D-Day Memorial in Bedford.

Registration/staging for the run begins at 7 a.m. at Harley Davidson of Lynchburg.

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