Ride to Remember Photo Essay

Photo essay by Sgt. David Bolton, Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office

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Travis Adkinson performs during the Ride to Remember bike rally at the Healing Field in Lawrenceburg, Ky., Sept. 2, 2012. The bike rally sought to raise funds for the proposed Kentucky National Guard Memorial that will be erected in Frankfort, Ky. (Kentucky National Guard photo by Kentucky National Guard Public Affairs Office.)

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. — Soldiers, Airmen, veterans, family members, and motorcycle enthusiasts of all types converged on the Healing Field in Lawrencburg, Ky., Sept 2, 2012 for the second Ride to Remember.

The motorcycle rally sought to raise funds for the proposed Kentucky National Guard Memorial that will be erected in at Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky.

The all-day event began with a classic car cruise in and military vehicle display.  Sponsored booths offered food and refreshments while participants had the chance to bid on donated items in a silent auction.  Motorcycles from all over the commonwealth arrived throughout the day.  The day was capped off with music concerts featuring several acts including the Kentucky Headhunters.

The proceeds of the Ride to Remember will go to the planning and construction of the memorial, which according to Kentucky Guard officials is closer to becoming a reality because of events such as the rally.

Though private financial support from Kentucky citizens, corporations and foundations, those who have perished in the line of duty will be recognized and cherished at the Kentucky National Guard Memorial.

For more information on the memorial, please visit www.kyngmemorial.com.

See the following photos — or click here for the complete set. 
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