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Eleven members of the Wandering Twos, the St. Louis Chapter of the national Jewish Motorcyclists Alliance (JMA), set out on a 2,200-mile round-trip motorcycle journey to take part in the Ride to Remember in Oswego, N.Y. The ride commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Oswego Refugee Shelter, located at Fort Ontario, which operated from 1944 to 1946 and was the only refugee center in the United States during World War II established to accept Jewish refugees from Nazi-controlled Europe. It gave safe haven to 982 Jewish refugees.  The ride raised $60,000 for the expansion of  Oswego’s Safe Haven Museum and Safe Haven Center. About 350 members of JMA, with about 175 motorcyclists and support vehicles from many states, took part, joining with about a dozen survivors of Nazi Europe whose families had received safe haven in Oswego. Participating from St. Louis were group leader Steven Aroesty, Margee Wheeler, Nelson Rich, Debbie Fremerman and her son Simcha, Harvey and Ava Small, C.W. Sherer, Barbara Lowes, Chuck Whisenhunt, Bongo (Ed) Herhold and Debbie Marlette.