"Ride in Honor" to raise funds for veterans


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WAND) - A motorcycle ride to raise money for veterans will be held in Springfield this weekend.

The 6th annual "Ride in Honor" will be held Sunday, Oct. 7.

Registration is at noon at Staab Funeral Home in the 1100 South Fifth St. Riders will leave out at 1 p.m.

The ride visits the area's veterans memorials, making stops at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Spaulding Veterans Memorial, Oak Ridge Cemetery, and New Berlin Area Veterans Memorial, placing a wreath at each location.

The memorial wreaths will be donated by Fifth Street Flower Shop in Springfield.

An end of ride celebration will be held at the Danenberger Family Vineyards, 12341 Irish Road in New Berlin.

The cost is $10 per rider, $5 per co-rider, and $10 per car. Bikes, cars and trucks are all welcome.

Donations to benefit the Veterans Memorial Foundation are appreciated and can be made by clicking HERE.

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