Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride 2021:
Elks Lodge #6 had the honor to assist Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle riders by providing a warm place to sleep and home cooked meals while staying at our lodge.
The 11 day ride began Eugene, Oregon with a 2 day stay at our lodge and ended in Indio, California. During the 11-day ride stopped to visit a total of twenty-five families
who lost a service member. Each family they visited was be given a Memorial Plaque of Distinguished Service, as well as a Memorial Portrait to remind them that their fallen
service member hasn't been forgotten. This is their 12th year of doing this mission, and in that time, they have honored more than 900 fallen service members.
This ride was put together to remember and recognize the recent 'Fallen 13' service members who were killed in the Afghanistan suicide bombing on August 26th. In addition to lighting the Memorial Flame at our Lodge, they will also be honoring the sacrifice and service of ARMY SPC TAYLOR W. HANNAH. Taylor died in March of 2020 while serving proudly in the United States Army.
The ceremony started by the lighting of the Memorial Torch and was followed by presentation of the Memorial Plaque to the Hannaha family. The service was very moving and our membership was proud to be a part of the day. (Heidi Hanna, the mother of Army SPC> Taylor Hanna is in the front row second from the left).