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Vietnam and All Veterans Reunion Ride
The Florida Veterans Reunion is one of the largest and longest running veteran’s reunions in the country All veterans are welcome, young and old at the event. Vietnam Traveling Wall will be escorted into the park on April 19th and will be on display until the end of the event. 2018 will be the 31st year. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial, The Some Gave All Moving Tribute, and other static display's will be on display for the four-day event. In 2017 they hosted aprox. 87,000 people. There is food, vendors and music each day. The Veterans Reunion is large and it is spread all over Wickham Park. There will be vendors galore, and plenty of military displays, military vehicles, reenactors, and various Military Reunion Associations. The route that is listed is designed to keep us off the interstate and skirt past Orlando and the traffic that comes with Orlando. It will actually be very much of a country ride most of the way. The event goes on all weekend, so we will not really in too much a hurry and can enjoy the ride. The idea is for this to be a one day ride there and back. It will make for a return to the Tampa area around 5:00-6:00 p.m., so ensure you plan for that. We will stop for a break and gas along the way as the group needs it. There is a new Military Museum that we have not been to, it is the Veterans Memorial Center (http://veteransmemorialcenter.org/). This museum is located only about 20 minutes north of Wickham Park. Since return our route will take us past it, I propose we stop in and pay it a visit. Inbound Route to Melbourne: Hwy 301 N to Harney Road Harney Road to Main Street (Thonotosassa) Main St. to Ft. King Hwy Ft. King to Knights Griffin Road Knights Griffin Road to HWY 33 HWY 33 North to Dean Still Road Dean Still Road to Old Kissimmee Road Old Kissimmee Road to HWY 17 N HWY 17 N to MLK MLK turns into Neptune Road/Hwy 525 (Gas stop) Neptune Road/Hwy 525 to Hwy 192 East Hwy 192 (E. Irlo Bronson Hwy) east to S. Wickham Road S. Wickham Road north to Wickham Park Return Route: Hwy 1 north to Hwy 528 west. (Gas stop before 528 and visit Merritt Island Museum) Hwy 528 W to Hwy 417 W (Toll) Hwy 417 W to I-4 south

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Patriotic Riders is a meetup to unite America-loving motorcycle riders who seek and support rides and events with a patriotic purpose. Many rides will be for our veterans and other charities that support our vets. We also will take rides to museums, reenactments, and other venues and events that share the history and the honor of our great country. The latest events and dates will be posted here so members can make sure they are in the know on the events that express our love for our country, and our thanks for the men and women that have protected us and our freedoms.

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