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Nation of Patriots receives donations

On April 10, Clarence Tovar, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Albert Lea Post 447, presented Bill Koza, Nation of Patriots volunteer, a check for $200 as a donation to the 2017 Nation of Patriots tour. The Nation of Patriots is a volunteer group, and all of the funds raised are used to assist combat-wounded veterans. The 2017 Nation of Patriots tour departs from Madison, Wisconsin, on May 27. A flag flown in combat on a motorcycle will be escorted through 48 states for 100 days and then returns home on Labor Day weekend. The Albert Lea Harley Owners Group volunteers will participate in the Nation of Patriots 2017 tour. The flag will arrive on May 31 from the Mason City HOG chapter at 5 p.m. at Bergdale Harley Davidson. At 2 p.m. June 1, the Albert Lea volunteers will escort the flag to the Crow River Harley Davidson in Delano. Both events are open to the public, and others are encouraged to ride to honor the American flag and veterans. – Provided