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Mayo Clinic gives to patriot group

Dr. Mark Ciota, CEO Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin and Albert Lea, presents a $1,000 check to Nation of Patriots volunteer Duane Thomas of the Albert Lea Riders for the 2018 Patriot Tour.

MCHS has been a continuous supporter of the Patriot Tour.

Each year, Nation of Patriots organizes a national effort that pays tribute to and honors all of America ‘s armed forces — past, present and fallen.

The American flag is escorted on the back of a motorcycle through 48 states over 100 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day weekends.

The Nation of Patriots is a volunteer group and all the funds raised are used to provide financial support to combat wounded veterans and their families.