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When Aaron was killed, his family’s world exploded. Only those who have been through the same kind of situation can understand the crushing logistical necessities required while living under an avalanche of grief. Among the people and groups who stepped forward to carry the family through the ordeal were the Illinois Patriot Guard.


Inspired and assisted by that group, the motorcycle and car run now occurs annually in August.  Motorcyclists and car drivers, along with police escorts follow a scenic route beginning at the Manteno Sportmans’ Club and traveling thru the Abe Lincoln Cemetery in Elwood. The run inspires respect for all veterans as it winds through the huge military cemetery.


The ride is followed by a hamburger cookout at the club on beautiful Lake Manteno ( where a ceremony honoring Aaron is followed by big 'ol party complete with great live music, a silent auction and raffles.


The next run will occur on Aug 12, 2023. Hope to see you there!

Registration available starting May 29 2023

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