Alachua County Veteran Services, the North Florida/South Georgia Veteran Health System, and multiple organizations are hosting the Vietnam Veteran Tribute Ride (motorcycle ride) on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The ride begins (kickstands up) at 10:30 a.m., from the V.A. Medical Center in Gainesville (1601 S.W. Archer Road, Gainesville).
The ride travels along Archer Road to the Veterans Memorial Park (7400 S.W. 41st Place, Gainesville), where the 2020 Vietnam Veterans Tribute is held, beginning at 11 a.m. The Veterans Tribute honors Vietnam Veterans for their service and sacrifice. The tribute includes music of the era, food trucks, organizational displays, a Vietnam Virtual Display, patriotic demonstrations, and more. Both events are free and open to the public.
United States Navy Veteran and Alachua County Veteran Services Director Kim Davis stated, “Veterans of all eras, their families, and all those who love our nation are encouraged to participate in the ride and/or attend the tribute attend and enjoy the comradery of celebrating with our Veteran Family.”