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State Flag Presented to Fmr. Marine Biking Around Nation for Wounded Troops

Press release from the Tennessee Department of Veteran Affairs; June 1, 2012:

NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears presented the state flag to former Marine Corporal Scot King. King has been traveling the country on a bicycle to raise awareness and money for service members wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Portland, Oregon native started the first leg of his journey in May of 2011. This phase of the King’s journey started in April 2012 and will cover 12,000 miles.

“Scot’s commitment to wounded Veterans is admirable and inspirational,” Grinder said. “We are honored to be a part of his journey and to present him with the state flag on behalf of our wounded Tennessee Veterans.”

King is collecting state flags to take back to Portland to present to the Veterans Memorial Coliseum during a Veterans Day ceremony in 2013. He is also interviewing veterans wounded in combat for a series of books that will tell their stories.

To find out more about Scot King’s biking journey, you can visit the Remember the Wounded Ride website at

The Tennessee Department of Veterans Affairs is organized to accomplish its mission of serving Tennessee’s Veterans and their families with dignity and compassion, and being their principle advocate in ensuring they receive the care, support, earned entitlements, and recognition they earned in service to our nation. For more information, visit the department’s web site at, facebook/myTDVA or twitter @TNDVA.