Every year since 2012, American Legion Riders Chapter 605 has been doing a Fallen Heroes Ride for four soldiers from our area: 1st LT Daren Hidalgo (Army), SSGT Benjamin Hines (Marines), SGT Christopher Wrinkle (Marines) and SSG Tosca K-9 MWD, and newly added this year Petty Officer 3rd Class Gatlin Scott Green (Navy), who gave the ultimate sacrifice during wartime. It is appropriately named the Annual Fallen Heroes Ride. ALR Chapter 605 holds a raffle and a breakfast service, as well as doing fundraising in which they give all of their earnings from the ride to several charities (Daren Hidalgo Scholarship Fund, United States War Dogs Association, Ben Hines Memorial Foundation and the local Dallastown JROTC.)
This event was planned and organized by Chapter 605 Commander David Dadich and his wife Sally Dadich (Auxiliary president) with volunteer support from The American Legion, Auxiliary and the Sons of The American legion from our post. At the ceremony we had words from dignitaries Kristin Phillips-Hill (Pennsylvania State Senate) as well as from the Gold Star Families. After the ceremony, the ride officially kicked off with a motorcade of American Legion Riders.
Picture Credits: Roberto Aviles II (Post 605 historian)