Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will serve as the Special Guest Road Captain for the Fifth Annual Ride for Fallen Service Heroes on Saturday. This year’s ride benefits the West Virginia National Guard Foundation, the families of Fallen Service Members, and the establishment of a new Gold Star monument in West Virginia.
“I am honored to again participate in this ride to memorialize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our state and nation, and extend our unending gratitude to their families,” Senator Manchin said. “Every year, this ride is an awe-inspiring tribute, across the beautiful rolling hills of West Virginia, to our nation’s heroes. Our Mountain State is patriotic in the truest sense – West Virginians have answered the call to service more than nearly any other state in the nation.
This ride is one way to honor that extraordinary service, and it’s a profound honor to be part of it. I’m also so proud that this year, the ride is part of the Special Forces Association Annual Convention and I look forward to honoring the service of generations of Green Berets from across the nation, and their families.”