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Letter:

Veterans helping veterans

On Aug. 16, Liberty House in Manchester was honored by the Rolling Thunder Run for the Shelter that ended at the American Legion Post in Epsom.

With more than 100 veterans from all branches of our armed forces arriving on motorcycles, there were more than 200 supporters of the ride and Liberty House in attendance.

The ride has been an annual event since 2001 and has raised thousands of dollars.

Liberty House is a community for homeless American veterans, committed to a path of independence and self-sufficiency. It provides the veteran with a safe, respectful and substance-free transitional community. It offers a variety of services to homeless veterans, including case management, employment and housing assistance, clothing, food and outer agency referrals.

In addition to riders from Rolling Thunder, other veteran riders were with NAM Nights, Marine Corps Riders, American Legion Riders, Combat Vets and Patriot Guard Riders. They were led by two troopers from the New Hampshire State Police motorcycle unit.

Special thanks go to American Legion Elwood O. Wells Post 112 of Epsom for hosting this event and for serving lunch to more than 200 supporters of Liberty House.

This annual event is an example of veterans coming together to help other veterans. This is the American way. As a veteran, I was honored to be a part of this event to support my fellow veterans.

DAVID PALFREY

Epsom

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