Salute To Our Heroes
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Salute To Our Heroes

Mark your calendar for Saturday May 29, 2021 to join us at Harley-Davidson Rally Point to Salute our Heroes. This is an evening to honor our veterans and offer support for the Gold Star Monument to be placed at Rally Point later this summer.

Our evening will begin with the Main Street Mile at 5:00 pm. Check-in starts at 4:15 pm  at the Sturgis Elementary School parking lot on Ballpark Road and the race finishes at Rally Point. Feel free to walk or run; all proceeds go towards the Gold Star Monument.  Enjoy a free dinner starting at 5:30 pm.  Enjoy live music and bounce houses for the kids. 

The evening is an opportunity to hear from the Gold Star Monument Committee as they share information on the monument that will be placed at Rally Point later this summer. 

What is a Gold Star Family? A Gold Star Family is the immediate family member(s) of a fallen service member who died while serving in a time of conflict.

Schedule:

9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Swap Meet at the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum

Be sure to stop by 999 Main Street for the Salute to Our Heroes Swap Meet.  You will surely find treasures that you didn't even know your were looking for.

Noon - 1:00 pm: Poker Run Registration - Rally Point

Kick off the summer season with a relaxing ride through the beautiful Black Hills.  Stop in for a snack or drink at each of the Poker Run stops listed on your passport.  Remember to get your passport signed at each location, then return your passport to Rally Point betwee 5:50 pm - 6:30 pm to draw your cards.  Prizes given for best hand, worst hand and more! 

2:00 PM: Memorial Day Ride to the Black Hills National Cemetery

You are invited to join us on a Memorial Day ride to the National Cemetery.  The Black Hills National Cemetery is an awesome reminder of all the people who have fought for our country and their families that supported them in their efforts.  Leaves from the Museum right after the swap meet.

5:00 pm: Main Street Mile  -  

Whether you are the fastest runner in town or just want to enjoy the spring weather with a walk, join us for the Main Street Mile Run/Walk.  Registration and Starting point is the Sturgis Elementary School parking lot. The route will continue down Ball Park Road and end at Rally Point where there will be food and entertainment waiting.  The first 150 participants will receive a Salute to Our Heroes Challenge Coin.

5:30 pm: Free Community BBQ - Rally Point

What better way to start off the summer season than a Free Community BBQ with burgers and side dishes - all the fixings.  Enjoy hanging out and catching up with friends and family that you haven't seen in a while and be sure to grab a snow cone from the Kona Ice truck.

5:45 pm:  Ceremony - Rally Point

Grab a good spot at Rally Point and enjoy our guest speakers.  Donation boxes will be available for anyone wishing to donate to the Gold Star Families Monument fund.

6:00 pm: Flannel  / Bounce Houses - Rally Point

Visit booths of local organizations - Black Hills Forest Service, Ft Meade VA Hospital and the VFW wishing to share their information. Bring the kids, we will have bounce houses and games as well as Flannel providing live entertainment.