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Montana Ride to Remember stopping Aug. 17 in Three Forks

 

August 14, 2019

Pictured is a participant in the 2018 Montana Ride to Remember

The sixth annual Montana Ride to Remember will be making a stop in August 17 in Three Forks.

The event follows Highway 287 from Helena to West Yellowstone and is organized by the Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association. The highway was designated the Montana POW/MIA Memorial Highway by Governor Steve Bullock in Mayor of 2014.

According to Ride Captain Penny Cope, they make the ride in memory of the more than 82,000 POW/MIA personnel from across the country with a special focus on the 53 POW/MIA service members that have not yet returned home after leaving Montana to serve their country; eight still-missing from WWII, 27 from the Korean War, 16 still-missing from the Vietnam War, and two still missing from the Cold War.

She added the event is open to anyone who chooses to participate and is traditionally held on the third Saturday in August. The ride begins after an opening ceremony at Memorial Park in Helena and ends with a closing ceremony at Pioneer Park in West Yellowstone.

The ride will be stopping for a 40-minute fuel break starting at 11:36 at the Town Pump in Three Forks. The ride will finish at 3:55 p.m. in West Yellowstone and will have a will have a police escort for the entire length.

You may find more information about the Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association, this ride, and the other veteran support activities we do, by visiting our website at http://mtridetoremember.org/ and our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MTRideToRemember

 

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