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Vietnam Legacy Ride returns to Lowell August 3
Vietnam Legacy Ride returns to Lowell August 3

LOWELL, Mich.-- The streets of Lowell will rumble with the sound of hundreds of motorcycle riders from all over Michigan as they band together to pay tribute to our Vietnam veterans August 3.


The sixth Vietnam Legacy Ride will begin at the Michigan Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Lansing and end 62 miles later in historic downtown Lowell after passing through Portland, Ionia and Saranac. A brief ceremony at the Lowell Showboat stage is planned.


The Legacy Ride began as a welcome home for our Vietnam veterans by a small group of riders led by Doran Jaffas.


"Please know that everyone involved in making this tribute a success is doing it from their heart," Jaffas said. "This is soley done out of deep grattitude for all who served during the Vietnam Era whether overseas or within the United States of America."


Lowell is doing all it can to welcome the Legacy riders. The streets will be lined with American flags and representatives from several organizations will be on hand to welcome the riders.


"We are working towards rolling out the red carpet for this event," noted Liz Baker, director of the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce. "We are shutting down Main Street from Hudson to Jackson so the bikes can ride on our normal parade route. We will close Avery Street from Monroe to Washington so the bikes can park on the street and in the parking lot behind City Hall."


Jaffas and the other people who all volunteer their time for the Legacy Ride do so in the hope that they might be able to reach out to all Vietnam era veterans with appreciation and thanks. Anyone interested in participating in the ride is welcome.


Sign up information is available at their website: www.VietNamLegacyRideMI.com