Honor Ride spins its wheels for vets

Angie Mayes • Updated May 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Last weekend’s Honor Ride for Veterans, the fourth annual event to raise funds for veterans and the new Veteran’s Museum, park and office building, went well, according to Veteran’s Services Director Bernie Ash.

“We had a great time,” he said. “We had about 100 bikes. The trip was safe and sound. We had the Lebanon Police Department and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office with us.”

He added the Vietnam Veterans of America served food “and every bit of money they made is going back to the (Veteran’s) park.”

The park, which is located next to the Wilson County Court House, on E. Main Street in Lebanon, is part of the $1.5 million project for veterans of all conflicts. From the ride, Ash said they anticipate they raised about $4,000.

In addition to the 4,000-square-foot museum, there will also be a park and a 2,500-square-foot office buildings, where veterans can come to get help with getting veteran’s benefits.

Ash said fundraising for the project is “going well. We’re selling T-shirts, bricks, people’s name on the wall and more. Every day someone is coming in to buy something for the park.”

The area is supposed to open on Oct. 29. Ash said they are still looking for items, from the Civil War through the current conflicts.

For more information, call the office at (615) 444-2460.

Check out more photos from the event here. 



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