The RIDE HOME 2014
                         NATIONAL POW/MIA RECOGNITION DAY
                                   A Presidential Proclamation
                                              September 18th-20th



           We are pleased to announce thatThe Ride Home
           has partnered with Georgia Southwestern State University
           for 2014 and they have graciously offered to host
           our events.


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Veterans supporting Veterans -- United Auto Workers, Local 2069
Veterans Committee from Dublin Virginia has extended their support
to our two day event in Americus/Andersonville Georgia,
Home of the National Prisoner of War Museum.
The Committee is sponsoring two(2) Former Prisoners of War and their guest
and also bringing their Volvo "RIDE FOR FREEDOM" truck to lead ALL scheduled Escort rides.



Official Kickoff - Convocation - at Jackson Hall
1100 hrs. Wednesday, 17 September 2014
- Keynote Speaker -

Colonel Wayne Waddell, US Air Force, Retired
Prisoner of War, Vietnam, 5 Jul 1967 - 4 Mar 1973

Come join us in beautiful southwest Georgia for the largest multi-generational gathering of former Prisoners of War in the country.


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Warner Robbins POW/MIA Service
18 September 2014
- Keynote Speaker -

Lieutenant General Claude M. "Mick" Kicklighter



Join us 19 September 2014 at The Ride Home memorial service for 

Col. F. J. “Jimmy” Thompson

Prisoner of War, 26 Mar 1964 – 16 Mar 1973
The longest serving American Prisoner of War, from any conflict.



06 Aug 2014

it is with a heavy heart that we share news of the recent passing of

Lt Cdr. George P. McSwain, US Navy

Former Prisoner of War, Vietnam, 28 Jul 1966 – Mar 4 1973

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18 Aug 2014

it is with a heavy heart that we share news of the recent passing of

Col. Larry Guarino, US Air Force

Former Prisoner of War, Vietnam, 14 Jun 1965 – 12 Feb 1973
Also served in World War II and Korea
Read more about his tremendous heroism in "A POW's Story: 2801 Days in Hanoi."

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18 Aug 2014

it is with a heavy heart that we share news of the recent passing of

PFC Jose Mares, US Army

Former Prisoner of War, 12 Feb 1951 – 27 Aug 1953
Heroically refused any information to enemies
other than name, rank, serial number, date of birth.

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It is With Great Sadness
The Ride Home Wishes To Share Outpouring of Condolences to Families of

David Haines        Steven Sotloff        James Foley

Humanitarian Heroes


Are you a former POW? Are you a MIA family member? Or do you know a former POW or a MIA family? Write to for more information about being a guest of The RIDE HOME.


On display for 2014:  SOME GAVE ALL, Inc. - THE MOVING TRIBUTE...


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