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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.

Rachel Helgeson

Rachel Helgeson

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