Legacy Ride Comes Through Area

Salem, VA - The American Legion Legacy Ride passed through the area as it makes its way from Indianapolis to Charlotte.

The nearly 400 riders braved heavy rains on their way from Grundy to Salem before heading to Rocky Mount.

The nearly 14-hundred mile ride goes to raise money for college scholarships for the children of those killed in action since September 10, 2001.In all $8 million has been raised for the fund with $4.2 million raised by the riders themselves."These families have sacrificed so much. These kids are growing up without a parent. Many of these families are now one parent families. So in order to help those families that have sacrificed so much for you, I and everybody to have their freedom it seems like it's the least we can do," said Jill Druskis who heads up the Americanism Division for the National American Legion Headquarters in Indianapolis.Monday the riders finished their day in Danville.

The national convention, where this year's funds will be presented, started Sunday and runs through Wednesday.

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