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An Arkansas veteran of the war in Afghanistan is trying to make a positive impact on the lives of children in the war-torn country. Jacob George, who served three tours in Operation Enduring Freedom, is part of a group called A Ride Til The End, a collective of veterans whose aim is to raise awareness about the realities of war. George will take part in a 250-mile bike ride from New York City to Washington D.C., called Bikes Not Bombs. The group ride will start at the site of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11. The aim of the ride is to collect 250 bikes. According to the group's website: "As a community of Afghan war veterans, we feel a peace offering is needed as we approach 10 years of war ... Upon collecting the bicycles, some will be sent to Afghanistan and others will be used to get more veterans on bicycles." For more info, visit arktimes.com/bnb.

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