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      Forgotten Eagles ride through the Upper Peninsula

      The 11th annual Forgotten Eagles Ride around Michigan stopped in Negaunee Township Wednesday.

      Seven motorcyclists stopped at the VA to have lunch with veterans from the Jacobetti Home. The bikers started in Sault Ste. Marie and stopped in Newberry and Munising. They will finish the day in Houghton.

      Since starting 11 years ago, the Forgotten Eagles have raised over $130,000 for Michigan veterans. They are the biggest contributors to the Michigan Veterans Trust Fund.

      "It's the satisfaction of helping other veterans, and that's the most important part, veterans helping veterans," says Forgotten Eagles president Richard Camp.

      "We ride for the people that can't," says Forgotten Eagles vice president Tom Rodney. "To keep our veterans in the face of the United States government so that nobody is forgotten."

      On Saturday all of the Forgotten Eagles chapters will do a Freedom Ride from Houghton Lake to Mount Pleasant. Last year's Freedom Ride had over 150 riders and a police escort.