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Motorcycle Clubs and Riders are welcome to join as the Marine Corps League - Department of North Dakota coordinates this one day ride/run escorting a POW/MIA Flag across the state of North Dakota.

The route flag will be received from Minnesota crew prior to this event; however, the route and schedule is organized for October 14 - all are welcome to join in and peel off as your time allows. Various stops will be made allowing for group photos showing its treck across all 50 states. The Commandant and the Sergeant at Arms of the Marine Corps League - Department of North Dakota will maintain possession of this flag during the run.

Route Plan:
(all times are Central Time - times/stops subject to change)
0800 - Rally at Fargo Harley Davidson Shop
0900 - Kickstands up, heading to westbound I-94
1030 - Arrive in Jamestown, taking exit 260, ride through town. Stop at the World's Largest Buffalo for photo op.
1115 - Ride to Stutsman Harley Davidson for photo op (rally/fuel/potty stop)
1200 - Depart Stutsman Harley, heading west on I-94
1330 - Arrive in Bismarck (exit 159), ride to ND State Capital building for photo op (ride State Street to Boulevard to Capital grounds). Governor and all ND officials invited.
1415 - Depart ND Capital building heading to Roughrider harley Davidson (6th Avenue to Main Avenue, crossing Memorial Bridge)
1430 - Arrive at Roughrider Harley Davidson (rally/fuel/potty stop)
1500 - Depart Roughrider Harley Davidson and route to ND Veterans Cemetery POW/MIA Memorial (pending)
1530 - Depart ND Veteran Cemetery, route to Truck Plaza 147 - riding to Mandan Main Street and heading west on Highway 10 (passing the Marine House - home to Dakota Leathernecks Detachment and HQ for MCL - Dept of ND)
1545 - Arrive at Truck Plaza 147 (rally/fuel/potty stop)
1615 - Depart Truck Plaza 147, heading west on I-94
1715 - Arrive in Dickinson (exit 64) (rally/fuel/potty stop)
1730 - Ride to Stark County Veterans Monument for photo op
1800 - Depart Stark County Veterans Monument, head west on I-94
1915 - Arrive in Beach, hand off flag to Montana coordinating group.
1930 - Ride completed

This POW/MIA 50 State Flag Tour began September 23, in Virginia. This flag is sent traveling to all 50 states via motorcycle - bringing awareness to those who have yet to come home. North Dakota is stop #10 on this route. It will culminate next May as the flag returns to its origination with a ceremony. There will be two flags (one will be used for photo ops, the other will remain cased).

The Marine Corps League is the only Marine Corps specific Veteran service organization, chartered by Congress in 1937. The Marine Corps League continues to expand within ND; currently, Detachments are located:
* Bismarck/Mandan area - Dakotal Leathernecks Detachment #1419
* Minot area - John M Joyce Detachment #1449
* Fargo area - Red River Raiders Detachment #1453
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