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Legion Riders stop in Prescott for charity run

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Riders driving into the Prescott High School wave at bystanders. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 7
Riders showed their American pride by adding the stripes and stars to their motorcycles. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 7
Broad Street in downtown Prescott was lined with the riders ready to gas up at the stations in the afternoon of Aug. 23. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 7
Post 121 Air Force Veteran Les Hudson of River Falls salutes to the riders as they arrive at their Prescott rally point. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 7
Flag holders near the Prescott High School welcomed the riders. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 7
Monte Hansen, left, and Les Hudson, middle, of River Falls Post 121 along with Joseph Graff, right, of Augusta salute the riders. Rachel Helgeson / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 7

Over 500 American Legion motorcycle riders cruised into Prescott on Aug. 23 around noon to gas up and later rally at the high school. It was one of a few stops on their 13th annual five-state Legacy Run.

The run raises funds for The American Legion Legacy Scholarship, which benefits children of U.S. military personnel killed on active duty post-Sept. 11 and children of veterans with a combined disability rating of 50 percent or higher.

Their 1,100-mile journey began in Kansas on Aug. 19 and took them through Missouri, Iowa and Wisconsin, ending in Anoka, Minnesota.

Margaret Abbott, a representative for the riders, said 44 of the registered riders were from Wisconsin. Many others came from all over the U.S. to join the group starting in Kansas.