Mo­tor­cy­cle rider rais­ing money for Honor Flights


Charley Barnes, a well-known ra­dio disc jockey re­sid­ing in Greeley, Colo., is an avid mo­tor­cy­cle rider and pa­triot who has done many things over the years to honor our mil­i­tary vet­er­ans. In June of 2014, he de­cided to raise money for Honor Flight North­ern Colorado, a na­tional as­so­ci­a­tion that sends World War II, Korean and Viet­nam vet­er­ans on an all-ex­pense-paid trip to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., to see the memo­ri­als and mon­u­ments built to honor them. He raised $35,000, which sent 35 vet­er­ans on the Septem­ber 2014 Honor Flight.

Barnes de­cided to give the ride one fi­nal at­tempt, start­ing June 4 and end­ing on Flag Day, June 14, 2015. His goal is to raise $50,000.

To spon­sor miles: go to the Face­book ride page of Honor Flight North­ern Colorado En­durance Ride and leave a mes­sage via the email link on the page or leave a post. Tell us who you are, how many miles you would like to spon­sor ($1 per mile) and why you are do­ing so. Is it for you or some­one in your fam­ily who served? How to pay for your miles: - Do­nate on­line via the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion Serv­ing Greeley and Weld County. If you do­nate on­line at­s­­dex.php?op­tion=com_­con­tent&view=ar­ti­cle&id=189, it’s im­per­a­tive you let us know so we can ac­count and log those miles to­wards the ride, so please email ( Bik­erDude80634@ya­ or let us know on the Face­book ride page.

- To send a check, please write it to CF­S­GWC c/o Honor Flight. Mail to Charley Barnes, 5206 W 27th St, Greeley CO 80634. (We will know who the con­trib­u­tor is and the miles be­ing spon­sored.)

For com­plete de­tails, please con­tact Charley Barnes di­rectly at Bik­erDude80634@ya­ Honor Flight North­ern Colorado is a 501(c)3 char­ity and dona­tions are tax de­ductible. Honor Flight North­ern Colorado sends vet­er­ans from Colorado and other states in the coun­try, pro­vided they can get to the start­ing point in Loveland, Colo., af­ter com­plet­ing and hav­ing their ap­pli­ca­tion ap­proved. The pri­or­ity or­der is the ter­mi­nally ill vet­er­ans first, fol­lowed by World War II vet­er­ans, Pur­ple Heart re­cip­i­ents from any con­flict, Korean War vet­er­ans and then Viet­nam vet­er­ans. You can find more de­tails, pic­tures and a daily jour­nal from last year’s ride on Face­book by search­ing North­ern Colorado Honor Flight En­durance Ride or and search for En­durance Ride.

Charley Barnes is work­ing to raise money to send vet­er­ans to Wash­ing­ton, D.C., via Honor Flights so vet­er­ans can visit the memo­ri­als con­structed there in their honor.

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