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07/23/2017
9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The mission of the Epic Ride for Dignity and Remembrance is to raise money for the continued development of the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC).  In particular, it is to fund a robust Phase Two which will include in-ground burial for those Veterans who desire it or whose faith or culture requires it.

After a quarter century of planning, designing, lobbying, determination and hard work; the CCCVC opened in October of 2016 on the property of the former Ft. Ord, to the acclaim and relief of Veterans and their families along the Central Coast.  Many families who had been holding their loved ones’ cremated remains in other locations began the transfer and inurnment of their family members.  As many as five or six Veterans every day have been brought to their final resting place in the newly constructed columbaria there.

Now the time has come to provide this vital service to those Veterans and their families who are required by their dearly held beliefs to lay their deceased loved ones to rest in an in-ground grave. No person who has served our country should be denied the dignity and honor of a military funeral nearby to loved ones, who desire to visit these final resting places on holidays and other special occasions. Our contract with our Veterans dictates that we expand the CCCVC to include this in-ground burial service.

However, like so many important aspects of living up to our communal obligations to Veterans, this takes financial resources to implement.  Funds are scarce and the clock is running.  Steps are being taken to find additional monies, and many concerned individuals and groups are stepping up to do their part.

One such group is the American Legion Riders – in particular, Chapter 31 from Post 31 in Salinas. CA.  Alternatively known as the “Black Sheep”, three of their members will embark on a 10,000 mile, month-long, cross-country motorcycle ride this Fall to raise awareness and money to help move to this important next step.

To that end the Epic Ride for Dignity and Remembrance is asking the local community, supporters of Veterans and their families, alumni of the former Fort Ord and all others who see the value and significance of this venture to donate to this noble cause and assist these riders in their quest. 

WE WILL START EACH DAY'S RIDE AT THESE LOCATIONS: 

04 SALINAS (START OF RIDE)

05 SEP NEEDLES, CA

06 SEP FLAGSTAFF, AZ

07 SEP ALBUQUERQUE, NM

08 SEP LUBBOCK, TX

09 SEP DALLAS, TX

10 SEP NATCHEZ, MS

11 SEP TUPELO, MS

12 SEP NASHVILLE, TN

13 SEP ASHEVILLE, NC

14 SEP ROANOKE, VA

15, 16 & 17 SEP WASHINGTON, DC

18 SEP CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, NY

19 SEP LINCOLN, NH

20, 21 & 22 SEP BAR HARBOR, ME

23 & 24 SEP SCARBOROUGH, ME

25 SEP SARATOGA SPGS, NY

26 SEP BUFFALO, NY

27 SEP CANTON, OH

28 SEP INDIANAPOLIS, IN

29 SEP MARSEILLES, IL

30 SEP DES MOINES, IA

01 SEP SALINA, KS

02 OCT COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

03 OCT GRAND JUNCTION, CO

04 OCT KANAB, UT

05 OCT LAS VEGAS, NV

06 OCT BUTTONWILLOW, CA

06 OCT SALINAS, CA (END OF RIDE)

DATES AND STOPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  CHECK BACK OFTEN FOR UPDATES.
And be sure to check the Epic Ride 2017 Facebook page for a full list of all the daily routes.

https://www.epicride2017.org/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/EpicRide2017/events/


Riders!

 

On September 4th your brothers-in-leather of Chapter 31 will be departing on an epic ride across the country to raise money for the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery (CCCVC).  Funds are desperately needed to complete Phase Two of the cemetery, allowing for in-ground burials. 

 

Please visit the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EpicRide2017/ or the website at www.EpicRide2017.org to learn more and find out the ways you can support the effort. 

We are offering two ways to help: Direct donations to the Cemetery Foundation and/or contributions to a GoFundMe account to help the riders and the road crew cover their expenses.  Every donation makes a difference. 

 

We also ask that you share this post (or copy and paste) on as many of your Facebook friends’ pages as possible.  We need the power of social media to really make this ride a success.

 

And for Riders in California, we invite you to join us as we inaugurate the ride and travel from Salinas to Needles on Day One.  We will be passing through many areas with ALR Chapters and would love to have you join us.  If you’re feeling really ambitious, stick around for Day Two, Day Three or more! 

 

Check the FB Events page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/EpicRide2017/events/?ref=page_internal for which portion of the ride will be in your area. Download and fill out the registration form from the website and catch up with us along the way.  We would love the company.

 

It’s going to be epic!

 

(More details to be presented at Convention in April.)

 


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Sponsored by ALR Chapter 694. Open to all. Showing old biker movies. Free popcorn.

POST 694, MARINA  694 LEGION WAY, MARINA, CA

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