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American Legion Centennial Ride makes stop in New Rockford


August 12, 2019

Two teams of riders representing the American Legion embarked on a 1,875 mile cross-country journey to celebrate their centennial.

Team Legacy departed from International Peace Park along the U.S.-Canadian border on Thursday, Aug. 1, while Team Vision started at the Pharr International Bridge in Pharr, Texas on Wednesday, July 31. Over the course of four days, the two teams traveled the full length of the American Legion Memorial Highway, or U.S. Hwy. 281. They each carried with them half of the organization’s centennial banner, to be signed by more than 60 post commanders along the way....

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