Sidney VFW and Elks Lodge to Host Honor Ride and Service Appreciation


It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you-Author Unknown. The VFW and Elks Lodge of Sidney, Montana invite community, military personnel, veterans and their families to attend the second annual Honor Ride and Service Appreciation Day on July 26th.

“We want to say thank you for what you’ve done on behalf of our country,” said Jodie Leland, committee chair.

Proceeds from the Honor Ride will support the local Needy Veterans Fund which supports Veterans in need in Eastern Montana.

This year the event is sponsored by the Sidney VFW and Elks, Ranger Lounge, Monty and Jolene Erickson,J & L Pit Liners, Richland County Health Department, Senior Corps RSVP, and Richland County Transportation.

At 9:00 attendees will be served breakfast at the VFW in Sidney to kick off a 150 mile Honor Ride. The Classic Car and Motorcycle ride is open to the public; non-veterans will pay a $20 fee for their poker hand. The Flag Ceremony and Taps will be held at 10:00 AM. The run begins at 11:00 with stops at: Sidney, Lambert, Richey, Glendive, and back to Sidney. Snacks are arranged at some of the stops.

The Ranger Lounge will serve a free-will donation dinner with at 6:00 at the VFW. There will be no charge to our honored servicemen and women.

DJ and prize drawings will begin at 7:00pm.

Any question about the Honor Ride and Service Appreciation Day call Jodie at 406-480-1999.


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