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Home  |  News  |  MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE RAISES MORE THAN $6,700 FOR HONOR FLIGHT

MOTORCYCLE BENEFIT RIDE RAISES MORE THAN $6,700 FOR HONOR FLIGHT
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Nearly 150 motorcycle riders donated more than $6,500 during the fourth annual motorcycle benefit ride that the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department conducted on Saturday, June 16 to benefit Honor Flight South Carolina.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said Sgt. David Amick, who supervises the Chapin Patrol District, coordinated the motorcycle benefit ride. The event began at S&S Road Consultants, Inc., 930 Chapin Road, Chapin, with 146 motorcycle riders riding in areas near Lake Murray.

Honor Flight provides airline and ground transportation for World War II military veterans to visit military memorials in Washington, D.C., Metts said. Amick previously served in the U.S. Navy.

“As a military veteran, David recognizes the importance of honoring persons who have defended America’s freedoms in military combat,” Metts said. “Honor Flight South Carolina enables military veterans who are living on fixed incomes to visit memorials that our nation constructed in order to recognize the sacrifices that have been made by men and women who have served in our nation’s armed forces.”

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