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Today’s Star Spangled Salute honors Veteran Chris Kolenda is ready to take a long bike ride. A 1700-mile journey from Omaha to Washington, DC, but he won’t be alone. On the cross bar of his bike will be the name of the six paratroopers who gave their lives in Afghanistan in 2007 while serving under his command. The purpose of the ride is to visit the grave sites of all 6 while raising money for his Saber Six Foundation for scholarships and other assistance to the families of veterans who served in his former unit, the 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment. Several of those who served with him have died by suicide. Others have been plagued by depression and addiction. Chris hopes to finish his ride in 28-days and says whenever he needs motivation, all he had to do is look down at the names on that crossbar. Thank you Chris for taking this journey and THANK YOU for your service.