Rides, Rallies and Events Recap

2020- Fallen Soldiers Memorial Cross Country Ride-Tribute To Fallen Soldiers Northwest

Written by  September 1, 2020

From the American Legion Post #107 in Leeds, Alabama:

“They left Oregon and traveled across country staying at various places overnight. This is an excerpt from an email from them about their visit to us”….

“This is our annual ( 22 day - 4,000 mile ) cross country motorcycle ride in which we escort the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame from Eugene, Oregon to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C to honor and pay tribute to America's fallen service members.

 

On FRIDAY JULY 24TH, our ride procession will be traveling from Jackson, Mississippi to Birmingham, Alabama where we're scheduled to spend the night.

During our annual cross country journey, its been our preference to try and partner with a local American Legion Post in each of the cities where we're scheduled to spend the night. It's been our experience in the past several years that the majority of AL Posts we partner with are extremely supportive and patriotic when it comes to honoring our fallen service members and supporting our mission.

We've found through the years of this cross country mission, American Legion Posts have been extremely kind in allowing us to spend the night at their facility while also providing us with meals while we're in their city or community.

In addition, and most importantly, we simply don't have the funding / resources for hotels for the entirety of our cross-country journey.

With that, we'd like to officially request to partner with American Legion Post #107    (Birmingham, AL ) for the single night we're scheduled to be in your area.


   As our escorted ride procession makes its way across the country we make scheduled stops at the homes of our fallen service members.

These scheduled stops are what we refer to as Fallen Soldier Home Visits.

At each home visit we make we present the surviving family members with our Memorial Plaque of Distinguished Service to graciously say 'thank you' for the service members sacrifice and to remind each family their fallen hero hasn't been forgotten.

Once our ride procession reaches Washington D.C we escort the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame inside the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery to formally extinguish the Memorial Flame in our 'Closing Ceremony' to recognize all fallen service members.

Our ride officially comes to a close when we lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.”

.”…..American Legion Post #107 Leeds, Alabama:

“They got here Friday evening and left Saturday morning. Some of us rode to Anniston with them to honor Kyle Comfort.

Some of these pictures are from the ceremony they had when they got to our post and passed off the torch for us to guard overnight.”2020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride2020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 12020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 22020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 32020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 42020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 52020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 62020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 72020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 82020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 92020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 102020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 112020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 122020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 02020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 132020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 142020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 152020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 162020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 172020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 182020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 192020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 202020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 212020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 222020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 232020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 242020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 252020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 262020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 272020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 292020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 302020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 312020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 322020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 34IMG 72952020 Fallen Soldiers memorial cross country ride 33