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Patriotic Flag Touring the U.S., Stops in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A flag that's been touring the U.S. since Memorial Day makes its way to the Tri-Cities. On Monday, the 2013 Patriot Tour arrived at Rattlesnake Mountain Harley Davidson in Kennewick.

Members of the Combat Veterans International Chapter Number 3 escorted the flag from Gladstone, Oregon with veterans and patriotic Americans.

The flag began its tour on Memorial Day weekend in Madison, Wisconsin. It will tour 48 states by the time it returns to Madison on Labor Day.

Throughout the tour, the flag will travel 14 thousand miles.

This is the fourth year that Don Coen has taken part in the tour and says it's always a great honor.

"This is to honor our troops and it's a great privilege for us to be able to do this we owe our troops everything," Coen said.

The tour honors past and present members of the U.S. military.

During the transfer ceremony, Kennewick Police Chief Ken Hoheneberg thanked the riders for their service and wished them a safe journey.

Tuesday morning the flag will make its way to Spokane at 10 a.m. There will be a pancake breakfast at Rattlesnake Mountain Harley before they depart.

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