SOUTH BEND -

A local motorcycle group that gives back to charities is holding one of its signature events this morning in South Bend.

American Legion Riders 357 are gathering at the Wal-Mart on Ireland Road for their Stars and Stripes Forever Ride.

The event supports the Flag Awareness Program. The program visits schools, making presentations about the history of the American Flag to help educate young minds about the significance and symbolism from the eyes of a veteran.

The 60-mile ride starts on Ireland Road and will end at the American Legion Post 357, where there will be food, refreshments, and entertainment.

Kick stands are up at 11 a.m. Cost is $15 per bike and $10 for 2nd up.

You can visit http://www.starsandstripesride.com/ for more info.