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"Brothers In Arms" Rally Benefits Independence Hall Veterans

 


BILLINGS — Independence Hall will vibrate with the sound of motorcycles Saturday, July 9 when registration is held for the annual “Brothers in Arms” motorcycle run to Roundup. The annual rally, sponsored by the 45’s Motorcycle Club of Roundup, begins at 9 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be served.

“We raise money every year to help veterans. Last year we donated the rally proceeds, $6,000, to Independence Hall. This year we hope to raise even more to help veterans living at Independence Hall reclaim their lives,” said Lyn Ohl, 45’s MC Treasurer.

Rally goers will pay $20 to join the event that includes overnight camping, a bike rodeo, bingo and poker runs and music. The rally draws participants from across Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota and Colorado.

The .45’s MC is comprised of a handful of military veterans “but who have heart and determination many times their numbers to help their veteran brothers,” said Bill Holder, Independence Hall director of veterans services. “We’re grateful for their help.”

Independence Hall, operated by Volunteers of America, is a 20-bed men’s transitional living facility located at 710 Lake Elmo Drive in the Billings Heights. VOA assists the veterans with housing, employment, medical assistance and other supportive services so they can reintegrate into the community.

 

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