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By LuAnn Schindler

Veterans recognize significance of memorial highway


August 8, 2019

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Meet in the middle • A group of 20 American Legion Riders stopped at the Holt County Courthouse, Aug. 3. Riders are traveling U.S. Highway 281, border to border, en route to Great Bend, Kan. Along the way, riders are collecting signatures of every post commander on the route, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Legion.

On July 31, 20 American Legion riders left the International Peace Garden, at the Canadian border, venturing south on U.S. Highway 281.

Along the way, riders stopped in each town, collecting the signature of the local American Legion post commander on a banner.

On the same day, near Cage Boulevard, situated north of Hidalgo, Mexico, another group of riders departed, making similar stops on Highway 281's northbound route.

North and south collided Sunday, in Great Bend, Kan., where Team Legacy (north) and Team Vision (south) joined two halves of a legion centennial banner.

The signed banner w...

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