Spearfish, SD - Patriot Day Ride –The Black Hills Chapter of the American Legion Riders completed “100 Miles for Hope” as a celebration of life in memory of one of their riders killed five years ago in a motorcycle accident at 46, leaving behind a wife and three children. “100 Miles for Hope” is a national fundraiser to benefit the American Legion Veterans & Children Foundation.
As we stand in solidarity to remember the victims of Sept. 11, 2001, to honor our local patriots and first responders, the ride started with a salute to the medical and support staff at the Fort Meade VA Healthcare Center. From the VA, the riders rode to the Black Hills National Cemetery to pause, pray and remember Rider Robert (Borb) Borbely, friends, comrades and family members. A single red rose and small flag were placed at the Korean Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and each veteran visited.