STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Motorcyclists Carry US Flag Across the Nation to Honor Veterans

The 9th annual Nations of Patriots Patriot Tour made its stop in Medford Wednesday. It's a 14,500 mile journey over the course of 110 days to help raise money for disabled veterans and their families.

Posted: Jun 20, 2018 6:23 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The 9th annual Nations of Patriots Patriot Tour made its stop in Medford Wednesday. It's a 14,500 mile journey over the course of 110 days to help raise money for disabled veterans and their families.

"I'm a 100 percent disabled vet so to me that's very important. For me it's for respect and honor for our wounded veterans and our veterans at large," said Pacific Northwest Old Guard Riders President Patrick Allen.

Motorcycle riders carry the Nation of Patriots’ flag through the 48 continental states.

"Motorcycles and veterans and the flag all tend to represent freedom. People I think look at that. Look at how we ride, we ride for freedom. We're patriotic and I think the flag represents I think the best of America," said veteran and member of the Chico-Southern Oregon Number one HOG chapter Brett Reed.

The flag, along with about 25 motorcyclists arrived at D&S Harley-Davidson in Medford from Eugene Wednesday afternoon. The riders were met by the old guard riders who showed their support.

"It's something to look forward to. It's an accomplishment,” said 91-year-old WWII veteran and Old Guard Rider Harry Howard.

Tomorrow Reed will be the one in this next group to carry the flag on his motorcycle to its next destination, Redding, California.

"It's an honor to be able to carry this flag that represents so much for so many people. People that have fought and died for our freedoms. Veterans that don't have a loved on anymore will be able to reap the benefits of the money that we're raising for them. It’s really an honor and a privilege to be able to do that," Reed added.

If you’d like to donate to the Nations of Patriots head here.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32994

Reported Deaths: 547
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7204138
Marion469594
Washington454060
Umatilla298741
Clackamas242061
Malheur163327
Lane123417
Jackson11615
Deschutes85212
Yamhill76213
Jefferson5418
Polk53215
Linn52213
Morrow5056
Lincoln48213
Union4462
Benton3146
Wasco2963
Klamath2802
Hood River2520
Douglas2334
Clatsop2170
Josephine1982
Columbia1791
Coos1570
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook530
Lake330
Curry310
Wallowa311
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 812711

Reported Deaths: 15633
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2684556515
Riverside589321206
San Bernardino54482925
Orange534481216
San Diego46734776
Kern31994369
Fresno28441382
Sacramento22356406
Santa Clara21241314
Alameda21240406
San Joaquin20245441
Contra Costa16640206
Stanislaus16471356
Tulare15970263
Ventura12775150
Imperial11852317
San Francisco11195101
Monterey995372
San Mateo9897150
Santa Barbara9090113
Merced8872142
Kings765180
Sonoma7412122
Marin6730118
Solano640065
Madera453965
Placer358745
San Luis Obispo356229
Butte283344
Yolo281555
Santa Cruz23609
Sutter170511
Napa169013
San Benito134811
Yuba11537
El Dorado11304
Mendocino93418
Shasta88317
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5735
Lake55511
Nevada5377
Colusa5316
Humboldt5088
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18815
Mono1662
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
70° wxIcon
Hi: 97° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 70°
Brookings
Overcast
56° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 56°
Crater Lake
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 46°
Feels Like: 49°
Grants Pass
Overcast
63° wxIcon
Hi: 96° Lo: 55°
Feels Like: 63°
Klamath Falls
Clear
49° wxIcon
Hi: 87° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 49°
Hot and dry week, smoke returns
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Tuesday, September 29th Evening Weather

Image

MEDFORD SCHOOL DISTRICT RESPONDS AFTER EXPLICIT 'ZOOM BOMBING'

Image

Tuesday, September 29 morning weather

Image

Possible housing solutions after wildfires

Image

Monday, September 28th Evening Weather

Image

Similarities in days had southern Oregonians on edge

Image

Monday, September 28 afternoon weather

Image

Monday, September 28 morning weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 evening weather

Image

Sunday, September 27 morning weather