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By Alicia Eakin - bio | email

November 3, 2008

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Hundreds of patriot guard riders have escorted a new veteran memorial on it's way from Ohio to Florida.

It's a Veteran tribute bell tower.

This is the second one of its kind.

We caught up with it on its way to Miami.

Three groups of guard riders will escort it through different legs of the trip.

Builders hope one could soon be erected in Georgia.

"We are hoping to have at least one in every state and we'd like to have 100 of them up. They are just a great thing," says driver Craig Bonb.

"It's definitely an honor. We consider it an honor anytime we do anything concerning our veterans as far as the patriot guard riders are concerned," says Wayne Howell, Patriot Guard Rider.

A percentage of proceeds from each tower sold goes to the Veterans Administration to help serve veterans.