A Decade of Armed Forces Freedom Rides

Armed Forces Freedom Ride pic
Armed Forces Freedom Ride
Image: armedforcesfreedomride.org

A former member of the armed forces and elected official, Lisa Post currently serves as president and owner of the Edward J. Post Company, Inc., a New Jersey-based surety bond company. Lisa Post is the treasurer for the Burlington County Military Affairs Committee (BMAC) and an active supporter of its many events, including the Armed Forces Freedom Ride.

The first Armed Forces Freedom Ride took place in 2007, and the event has raised more than $300,000 since its inception, with proceeds divided between BMAC and the Marine Corps Law Enforcement Foundation. Beginning at Barb’s Harley-Davidson in Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, the 1,000-plus riders are led by law enforcement and military vehicles under a giant American flag, which is suspended from ladders of area fire trucks. The ride generally takes about one-and-a-half hours and is followed by a festival featuring food, music, vendors, and sporting activities.

The 2016 Armed Forces Freedom Ride was held on May 22 and featured alumni from the Philadelphia Flyers, US Congressman and former Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jon Runyan, and several active duty military members from McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst Joint Base, which is where the ride finishes.

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