On Saturday August 17 more than 100 Bikers from will make a Ride to Remember and bring awareness to POW/MIA issues throughout the state.
Organized by the Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association, the ride is now in its 6th year and follows Montana Highway 287 from Helena to West Yellowstone.
“We’ll have pretty much people from all the branches,” said Layne “Fast Layne” Cope, president of Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association. “We’ll probably have some Canadian riders with us and there’s a lot of them aren’t former military that just ride to support the cause.”
53 Montanans that have been designated as prisoners of war or missing in action have yet to return home.
Along the Ride to Remember POW/MIA flags will be placed and 53 bikers will carry dog tags to honor those soldiers.
Ride to Remember will kick off in Memorial Park in Helena at 9:30 a.m., travel through Townsend and Ennis before arriving in West Yellowstone just before 4 p.m.
The Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association was established by a group of Montana based veterans dedicated to the memory of the more than 83,000 POW/MIA personnel and focusing on the 53 personnel missing from Montana.
More information about the Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association can be found on their website at http://mtridetoremember.org/