Nation of Patriots 2014 Patriot Tour makes its way through Waukon

The Nation of Patriots, a volunteer organization with a mission to provide financial support to families of wounded military veterans who have made sacrifices in service to their country, brought its 2014 Patriot Tour through Waukon last week on its way to completion of its annual three-month tour across the country. Tour participants display a United States flag which is transferred between riders at each designated stop along the tour. The tour began over the Memorial Day weekend, May 24 from Madison, WI, making its way through every one of the contiguous 48 United States before finally ending up back in Madison, WI, where it arrived this past Saturday, August 30.
Riders from Albert Lea, MN brought the flag in to Waukon Wednesday afternoon, August 27 for its only Iowa stop, with more than 60 motorcycles meeting at the Waukon Wellness Center before traversing through downtown Waukon on the way to Waukon Harley-Davidson, where they were met by members of the Color Guard from the local American Legion who ceremoniously folded the flag. Members of the local Harley Owners Group (HOG) Chapter then departed from Waukon Harley-Davidson Saturday morning, August 30 with the flag in their possession, making their way to Badger Harley-Davidson in Madison, WI to complete the journey. For more information about the Patriot Tour or the Nation of Patriots organization, visit