JOPLIN, MO (KTVI)-Motorcycle riders in Joplin are honoring the military as part of the 2014 Patriot Tour. Every year, a group called The Nation of Patriots has a national effort to acknowledge the men and women who are serving and who have served in the military.
The Patriot Tour started Memorial Day weekend when a group of riders escorted a United States flag on the back of a motorcycle from a Harley-Davidson in Wisconsin to one in Illinois. From there it continues its journey for a hundred days, through 48 states. On Friday, the flag was at Hideout Harley-Davidson in Joplin.
The flag will make its way back to Wisconsin by Labor Day. Money raised from the cross-country ride goes to Veterans groups.