County News

ANDERSON COUNTY, S.C. (June 2, 2017) – The Honor Flight Freedom Ride, formerly known as the Honor Flight Memorial Ride was established by the Upstate Chapter of the Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, located in Upstate South Carolina. The purpose of this event is to raise revenue to support future honor flights and is now presented by Honor Flight of Upstate SC. 

Honor Flight of Upstate SC is a non-profit, volunteer-based program, and is affiliated with the National Honor Flight Network. The Honor Flight of Upstate SC serves veterans in the upstate and surrounding areas, and is dedicated to honoring our veterans, and the sacrifices they made to keep our nation safe and our people free. 
In a show of respect and support of our WWII, Korean and Vietnam War veterans, Honor Flight of Upstate SC offers a program that flies veterans to Washington, DC to see the memorials built in their honor, and to experience recognition for their service.

After five years hosting the event in the same venue, the decision was made to move the event from Greenville to Anderson. “Moving the event to the Anderson area will not only generate new interest, but give Andersonians the opportunity to show their gratitude to those who have served and preserved our way of life,” said David Livingston, MSgt, USAF ASI AFJROTC, SC-942, Palmetto High School. 

In its 6th year, the Honor Flight Memorial Ride will make the Civic Center of Anderson its new home! The Defenders Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Honor Flight of Upstate SC and Anderson County are proud to host this year’s event and we invite everyone to come out and support our heroes of the greatest generation. “We believe the Anderson area hosts a tradition of support for our veterans second to none,” said Anderson County Council Chairman Tommy Dunn.

Kickstands up at 11:15 a.m. with a one hour, escorted ride around the county and ending back at the Civic Center at approximately 12:15 p.m. Entertainment, door prizes, raffles, food & drinks, and special drawings will be held. Everyone is invited to participate and encourage to join in this family friendly event.  

Registration: Civic Center of Anderson, 3027 MLK Jr. Blvd., Anderson, SC 
   9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – $25 registration fee per bike

For more information, contact organizers through