The Ride to Remember, in its 20th year, is one of the largest annual fundraisers for The Highground. On Saturday morning, dedicated motorcycle and dirt bike enthusiasts gathered at the Neillsville American Legion Post #73 for scenic rides and great camaraderie. Whether they were Veterans, those who served in the military or supporters, they remember those service members who never returned home, were killed in action or captured by the enemy. Riders raised $7130 in support of The Highground’s continuing mission to Honor, Educate and Heal our Veterans, their families, and all who come to experience this amazing memorial site. The amazing Kokosz sisters did not disappoint. Their raffle bundles brought in $3000 of the day’s total.
As the roar of motorcycles echoed in the air, the riders arrived at the Park to the ringing of The Highground Bell. The event concluded with the traditional ceremonial Color Guard presenting the colors, Pledge of Allegiance, National Anthem and The Reading of 100 of the 2,271 POW/MIA/KIAs names. With the POW/MIA/KIAs present and accounted for, the riders broke bread with one another.
Supporters of this year’s ride were the 112 riders, Bill Flemel, Missy Hubing and Paul Hubing who led the scheduled rides, and our generous sponsors: Citizens State Bank of Loyal, Central Wisconsin Broadcasting, JBC Screen Printing & Embroidery, WWIS Radio, AgCountry Farm Credit Service, Neillsville American Legion #73, Office Outfitters, VFW Post #1037 Waupaca, Genesis Midwest, Thrivent, and Mary and Sue Kokosz. As always, The Highground is grateful to all the incredible volunteers and supporters who dedicated their time to this important event.
Mark your calendars for August 21, 2021, when the rumble returns to Neillsville for the 21st Annual Ride to Remember!
Event-related questions can be directed to Bonnie at 715-743-4224 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.