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2014 Patriot Tour to travel 48 states honoring veterans

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Tens of thousands of bikers will participate in a flag-carrying ride across the nation starting this weekend.

The 2014 Patriot Tour began at Badger Harley-Davidson in Madison on Saturday. At least 500 motorcyclists in southern Wisconsin are expected to participate in the first leg of the trip, which will bring an American flag through all 48 continental states over 100 days.

Madison area riders will take the flag to Woodstock, Illinois in the first leg of the 14,000 mile journey to raise money for wounded veterans and their families. The goal is to bring in more than $100,000.

Watch the attached video from 27 News photojournalist Nick Mittenzwei to hear a local veteran's story of recovery.

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