2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
LOCATION: Fairfield County Fairgrounds
157 E. Fair Avenue
Lancaster, OH 43130
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2018:
Escort Staging Location is:
VA Memorial Stadium
17273 SR 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Memorials are to be staged in the lot no later than: 1300 (1 p.m.)
Staging for motorcycles : 1330 (1:30 p.m.)
Kickstands Up time: 1440 (2:40 p.m.) SHARP!!!
Arrival in DT Chillicothe: 1450 (2:50 p.m.)
Arrival in Circleville: 1520 (3:20 p.m.)
Arrival in Amanda: 1538 (3:38 p.m.)
Arrival in Lancaster: 1552 (3:52 p.m.)
Arrival at Fairfield County Fairgrounds: 1600 (4 p.m.)
OHIO PATRIOT GUARD IS LEADING THIS RIDE!
There will NOT be any “fuel or break” stops along the route.
Only 1 hour 20 mins of riding, (approx 47 miles) so please ensure your bikes are fueled and ready to go when arriving at the VA.
All riders must start at the staging area (VA Memorial Stadium, 17273 SR 104, Chillicothe, OH 45601). No one will be permitted to “jump in” the escort.
We ask all bikes and other vehicles have the American Flag on their bikes/vehicles.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018:
9:00 a.m. - T.B.A
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Great Clips will provide free haircuts for Veterans, Military and 1st Responders with Military and 1st Responder ID's.
4:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony immediately followed by Field of Heroes, Posting of the Colors. Those who have sponsored a Flag for their hero are encouraged to come post their Colors.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2018:
Day of Remembrance
7:00 p.m. - Annual USO Dance with The Nostalgics, an 18-piece dance band & the Bashful Blondes.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2018:
9:00 a.m. - FREE Active Shooter Class
3:00 p.m. - Fifes & Drums will lead everyone into the Ed Sands Building
3:30 p.m. - Welcome, followed by special guest speakers & recognition of our Veterans, Military and 1st Responders
5:30 p.m. - Dinner
6:30 p.m. - Closing Ceremony & presentation of the FNF18 event Flag
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