** MEDIA RELEASE **
TRIBUTE TO FALLEN SOLDIERS ( OREGON )
CONFIRMS ITS EIGHT HONORED FAMILY’S
FOR ITS 2ND ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE RIDE
Nashville Recording Artist Rockie Lynne
Will Once Again Participate as Ride Host
( Wednesday August 2, 2011 – Brownsville, OR. )
Oregon’s Tribute to Fallen Soldiers organization has confirmed its eight family’s to honor during this years 2nd Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride scheduled for Saturday & Sunday August 20-21, 2011.
This years ride procession will visit seven different Oregon communities to honor the commitment and sacrifice of eight soldiers who were killed or died during the service to their country. Over its two day ride, the procession of more than 400 motorcycles, law enforcement vehicles and military vehicles will visit Roseburg, Yoncalla, Cottage Grove, Coburg, Sweet Home, Albany and Keizer. The family’s of these fallen soldiers will receive a special plaque of distinguished service in memory of their fallen family member. The ride procession is escorted by law enforcement and military vehicles and is primarily made up of veterans, gold star family members, dignitaries and everyday citizens who simply want to thank the family’s for their sacrifice.
In 2010, the first year of the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle ride, the ride procession included more than 350 motorcycles and over 400 participants. This year, the ride is expecting more than 400 motorcycles and nearly 500 participants. Executive Director of the tribute ride Warren Williamson explained how important this ride is to the State of Oregon and to the individual communities. “When our ride procession arrives in these communities to honor these fallen soldiers, you can see on the faces of the family’s how honored and amazed they are to see so many people show up to pay tribute to their loved one,….but in reality, we’re the ones who are honored to have the ability to show them we care about their grief and the sacrifice they’ve given,….in some small way we as riders hope we can begin the healing by showing these family’s there are thousands of people who care and will never forget their loss,….and that’s the mission of our organization,…we’ll never forget these brave soldiers who gave their lives for all of us”.
The 2011 Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride begins in Roseburg on Friday August 19th with its “Welcome Reception” for its riders, volunteers, sponsors and veterans. On Saturday August 20th, the ride procession will gather at Roseburg’s National Veterans Cemetery for its rider check-in and its opening ceremony. Day 1 of the ride will include family visits in Roseburg, Yoncalla, Cottage Grove and Coburg. Day 2 ( Sunday ) of the ride will convene in Albany at the Comfort Inn Suites and will include family visits in Sweet Home, Albany and Keizer. Each family visit is approximately 75 minutes in length with each rider having the opportunity to greet each of the family members of the fallen soldier.
Celebration Of Honor
Saturday August 20
To coincide with the 2nd Annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride, a “Celebration of Honor” event has been added to the festivities. The “Celebration of Honor” is being held in downtown Brownsville on Saturday evening August 20th at Randy’s Main Street Coffee. After the final family visit of the day on Saturday, the ride procession will ride from Coburg to Brownsville for this special event. The event will include a military bell ringing ceremony, a 21 gun salute, the playing of taps and an outside BBQ hosted by Randy Ginn and Mike Neddeau of Main Street Coffee,
Also on the schedule is a special concert appearance by Nashville recording artist and Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride host Rockie Lynne.
Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Oregon stems from the national organization Tribute to the Troops. The State of Oregon joins Minnesota and Illinois as the only 3 States who currently have a tribute ride to honor the sacrifice of fallen soldiers.
For anyone interested in riding in Oregon’s Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride, they can sign up by going to the web site at www.TributetoFallenSoldiers.com. The fee for single riders is $30. The fee for a rider plus passenger is $35. Monies raised from this annual ride go into the tribute ride General Support Fund for military families who could use additional help or support.
Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Oregon is sponsored by; Salem Harley Davidson, Xtreme Grafics, Randy’s Main Street Coffee, Oregon Duck Football News.com, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Inn Suites, Oregon Army National Guard and Cano Consulting.
Enclosed is a rundown of our 2011 Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Motorcycle Ride schedule:
Friday August 19
* 3PM – Riders can begin their check-in ( Holiday Inn Express Hotel – Roseburg )
* 6PM – Tribute Ride Welcome Reception at the Holiday Inn Express hotel in Roseburg
Saturday August 20
* 7AM – Riders can begin check-in at National Veterans Cemetery in Roseburg
* 8:45AM – Rider Safety Briefing
* 9AM – Opening Ceremony at National Veterans Cemetery ( Presentation of Colors & Taps )
* 9:15AM – Ride Procession departs National Veterans Cemetery for 1st family visit
* 9:30AM – 1st Family Visit in Roseburg
* 5:30PM – Expected arrival of Ride Procession into Brownsville
* 6:00PM – “Celebration of Honor” begins in downtown Brownsville, OR
Sunday August 21
* 7AM – Riders can begin check-in at Comfort Inn Suites hotel in Albany, OR.
* 8:45AM – Rider Safety Briefing
* 9:00AM – Ride Procession departs Comfort Inn Suites hotel for 1st family visit in Sweet Home, OR.
* 9:45AM – 1st Family Visit in Sweet Home, OR.
* 4:30PM – Expected ending time of Day 2 in Keizer, OR.
For additional information, please call ( 541 ) 466-3533
Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Oregon
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