Motorcycle ride benefits War Memorial

May 16, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

The planned Southern Ohio War Memorial will benefit from a motorcycle ride this Sunday. According to Bob Neal of American Legion Post 471, registration will take place from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. and the ride pulls out from Post 471 at 1 p.m.

“We’re expecting a good turnout, and we’re expecting a lot of people from out of the area, because the War Memorial covers eight counties,” Neal said.

Those counties include, Scioto, Adams, Fayette, Highland, Lawrence, Jackson, Pike, and Ross. According to the Southern Ohio War Memorial Foundation, the purpose of the memorial is to honor all fallen heroes from World War I, World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Iraq War and Afghanistan War throughout those counties.

The memorial will be located two miles north of Lucasville on a one-acre plot of land along U.S. 23, near Fairground Road in Lucasville. The land is owned by the Scioto County Commissioners and they agreed to allow the foundation use of the land for its War Memorial.

“We will be stopping at the site of the War Memorial in Lucasville,” Neal said.

Registration is $10 for a single rider, and $15 double.

“We would like for everyone who can to come out and support the Southern Ohio War Memorial and our veterans,” Neal said.

A rain date is set for June 15. Anyone needing more information can call Neal at 740-464-6210 or 740-259-5151.

Frank Lewis may be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 252, or at flewis@civitasmedia.com. For breaking news, follow Frank on Twitter @FrankLewisPDT.