Motorcyclists carrying flag across country to come to Charleston this weekend
An American flag traveling on the back of Harley-Davidson motorcycles across the 48 continental states in the U.S. from Memorial Day to Labor Day will come to metro Charleston on Friday and Saturday.
The flag will make its way to Low Country Harley-Davidson in North Charleston on Friday, where it will be accepted by the Charleston Harley Owner Group (HOG) and then displayed on the showroom floor overnight.
At 9:30 a.m. Saturday, the flag and about 200 local motorcyclists — no matter the brand — will be escorted by Charleston County Sheriff’s Office to Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant for a brief ceremony at 10 a.m. on the flight deck of the World War II-era aircraft carrier Yorktown.
Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. James E. Livingston will say a few words about what the flag means to him and other veterans.
Those interested in participating in the ride should meet at the Harley-Davidson dealership between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday.