25th Anniversary Memorial Ride in New Richmond
The Highland Hero’s Tribute Ride traveled through Western Wisconsin this past weekend. I had the opportunity to visit with some of the riders as they made a stop in New Richmond, and stops were also made in Clear Lake and Menomonie.
Mr. Tom Kingsbury has volunteered to re-create a ride that Mr. Tom Miller first made back in 1985. That first ride covered 1,244 miles - one mile for each person from Wisconsin that died in Vietnam. In that same tradition, the 25th Annual Memorial Ride will cover 1,244 miles plus 1 mile for each person that has died in action from Wisconsin since Vietnam. Starting from the Highground on July 31, 2009, Tom Kingsbury will peddle around the state - touching each border and many communities in between. It is a remarkable endeavor for a great cause.