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Virginia Legacy Run kicks off from Gloucester

The operation was carried off with military precision, which wasn’t a surprise, considering who was involved.

Motorcyclists with the American Legion Riders rolled out of American Legion Post 75 and onto Route 17 in Gloucester at precisely 8 a.m. Friday to begin last weekend’s Virginia Legacy Run that ended on Saturday afternoon at Strasburg.

Approximately 150 Legionnaires took part in the cross-state rally, which was held to raise money for a Legacy Scholarship Fund earmarked for the sons and daughters of military personnel who died in the line of duty on or after Sept. 11, 2001 as well as the children of post 9/11 veterans having been assigned a disability rating of 50 percent or greater by the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.

CHARLIE KOENIG / GAZETTE-JOURNALLegionnaires from across Virginia salute the flag as the National Anthem is played at the start of Friday’s ceremony for the Virginia Legacy Run.

Gloucester was given the honor of being the starting location fo...

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