American Tribute Ride Chair, Ron Naab, announced recently that Juneau Fire-Rescue has consented to be the starting point for the 2020 Ride. The committee is now in the process of contacting other departments to be a lunch stop, rest stop and wrap-up/memorial service stop. Rest stops are not much more than getting the cycles parked, provide drinks for a fee and having restrooms available [which are paid for by the registration fee]. Anyone that would like to be a part of the very special fund raiser of visiting fire stations and meeting some very dedicated and generous people as a host, contact Ron Naab at 262/629-9749 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funds raised by the ride support the following entities:
Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial
Concerns of Police Survivors-Wisconsin
Veterans Assistance Program at King
Badger Honor Flights
Wisconsin Summer Youth Camp for Burn Survivors
This will be the 17th year that our committee has committed to organizing and promoting a fund raising ride. Every year the ride goes on a different route of seeing Southeastern quadrant of Wisconsin. The route is paced and has every intersection protected to provide for a safe and enjoyable ride. The ride very seldom travels on state or federal roads, so as to have the best scenery and least amount of affect of other vehicles.
It Is the mission of the American Tribute Ride to honor those that have made the Ultimate Sacrifice serving our state as firefighters, EMTs, law enforcement and military personnel along with supporting those organizations that support the families of these heroes.
On Friday the 15th of November Chair Ron Naab presented a check to Ray McSherry of the American Legion Riders, District 8 to help pay for wreaths at the King Veterans Cemetery. This is a project of Wreaths Across America. The wreaths are made in Maine and transported by semi-tractor/trailers to cemeteries around the United States.
We invite anyone that would like to join our committee to contact Ron Naab. Our next meeting is Sunday, November 10 at the Lamartine Fire Station, west of Fond du Lac on USH-151. The committee is still looking for someone to fill the Treasurer’s position.