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Bikers ride across the state to help the children of fallen soldiers

Posted at 5:42 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 17:42:05-04

Despite the pandemic, dozens of bikers are now riding across the state on a three day journey to help the children of fallen soldiers.

The 5th annual Maryland Gold Star Legacy run kicked off this morning from Towson.

Their journey will take them across the state with more than 40 bikers returning to Towson Sunday.

Along the way, riders will stop at several memorials to lay wreaths. The event was originally scheduled for June--but the pandemic pushed it back.

Organizers say that despite the delay--the timing couldn't be better.

"9/11 is the reason why we are doing this ride in the first place because of the need that arose from our soldiers being killed from 9/11 and disabled veterans from 9/11 so it really hits home that we are riding on 9/11 and this weekend," Joe Galddin, past national commander for the American Legion and Row Captain and co-chairman of the American Gold Star Legacy scholarship fund.

The group is raising money for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship Foundation.

So far, they're halfway to their goal of $20,000.