Armed Services Support Riders honor military recruits with send-off ceremony, escort
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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Bakersfield veterans honored nine recruits starting their military careers with a ceremony and escort.
The Kern County Armed Forces Support Riders have conducted more than 40 escort rides, treating each honoree as family.
Organizers said it is about giving military heroes a proper start into the military.
"We came out because it's our way to step up and say thank you for serving, telling their parents thank you," said Ben Patten, founder of the Armed Forces Support Riders.
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Seven Army and two Marine Corp recruits attended the send-off ceremony at Panama and Stine.
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