WILLIAMS — In the shadow of the Bill Williams statue, the group Nation of Patriots rolled into Williams today. A ceremony was held at the Williams Own Veterans Memorial at the Memorial Park on the west end of town. Williams Mayor John Moore was on hand to give and receive a proclamation for the event.
The group carries an American flag starting in Wisconsin on Memorial Day through the continental United States with local flag bearers in each of the 48 States. It returns to the Wisconsin Harley Davidson in on Labor Day. The proceeds of the ride are intended to benefit veterans.Dan Smith, flag bearer for the State of Arizona, introduced Bill Sherer, the founder of the group ride. Sherer and Mayor Moore exchanged proclamations. The proclamation of the City of Williams declared July 19 as Nation of Patriots day. The proclamation claimed that 100% of the proceeds of the ride go to help benefits.
After the exchange, taps was played with a gun salute.