Tour of Honor - 2018


Tour of Honor - Benefiting Veterans Charities - A Ride to Remember
The Tour of Honor is a great reason to hit the open road, honor our heroes, and contribute to veterans, and police and fire charities. AMA-sanctioned and Iron Butt-approved.
The event is a season-long, self-directed ride to memorials and monuments around the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii. Between April 1 and October 31, visit as many sites as you want, with any route you choose.
Take a photo of each site showing the veteran memorial, your motorcycle, and your rally flag.


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Riding in honor of cousin Russell Fender who served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Barracuda (SSK-1/SST-3/SS-550).
Later he served with the Kissimmee Police Department from 1964 to 1989, rising to the rank of Captain.

For information about Cold War era Barracuda class submarines, check:
http://www.designed4submariners.com/Barracuda_Class__SSK_.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Barracuda_(SSK-1)
For information about submariners' groups, check:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Submarine_Veterans_of_World_War_II
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Submarine_Veterans,_Inc.

 
Colorado Springs Memorial Park, Veterans Memorial, Colorado Springs, CO
38.827342N 104.796117W
Anchor is dedicated to the sailors and marines who honorably and faithfully serve our great nation in peace and war.
Submariner mounument is dedicated to honor all who have served in the United States Submarine Service, especially those on eternal patrol who gave their lives protecting American freedoms.
 
Saunders County Veterans Memorial, Wahoo, NE
41.209671N 96.622833W
In memory of the USS Wahoo SS 238 and her gallent crew who sank 20 Japanese ships before being sunk by action on October 11, 1943.
During WWII the U.S. Submarine Force suffered the highest loss rate of the U.S. Armed Forces. Of the 16,000 officers and enlisted men that served on submarines during the war 3,506 (22%) were lost. Although only 1.6% of the U.S. Navy, the Submarine Force sank 30% of the Japanese Imperial Navy and 60% of the Japanese Merchant Marine, choking off the Japanese economy. This victory came at a heavy price.

Colorado

 
CO6 - Pueblo West, CO
9-11 Memorial
38.285193N 104.723933W

Searching for the Lost Generation - WWI Doughboy Statues

 
Colorado Springs, CO
38.817758N 104.801866W
by Ernest Moore Viquesney

War Dogs and K9 Heroes

 
K9 'Jax' Memorial
Castle Rock, CO
39.370703N 104.858565

UH-1 Huey Helicopters


Col Leo Sidney Boston War Memorial Park, Fremont County Airport, CO
38.433850N 105.013367W

Sea-to-Shining Sea Tour - Madonna of the Trail


Albuquerque, NM
35.0930134N 106.6499163W


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2018 Randy Bishop
Last modified: April 16, 2018