Later this week, Jasper County Vietnam veterans will board a “freedom flight” to Washington, D.C. to visit the national war memorials.
Sunday, their friends and neighbors fired up their bikes to show their appreciation for the veterans.
“I think they really appreciate. When we rode in, there was hands going up and thankfulness for us coming out,” said Jodi Coon.
A group of about 100 riders escorted buses of veterans through Newton.
The streets were lined with people waving American flags and cheering as the bikes and buses rode by.
The procession ended at a sendoff ceremony at Newton High School.