Gold Star 500 Ride for the Fallen to come through West-Central Illinois Tuesday and Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Gold Star 500 Ride for the Fallen runs from Sept. 20-24 with a goal to “Always Remember, Never Forget” Illinois’ fallen military members. The ride will start in Springfield with stops in Quincy, Galesburg, Rock Falls and Woodstock before finishing at the Great Lakes Naval Station. The ride will have 12…

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Gold Star Mission bicycling event, which goes through Quincy on Sept. 20, to preserve memories of fallen Illinois service members

QUINCY — The Gold Star Mission is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that honors and supports Gold Star families by preserving the memory of our fallen heroes through service to others in need. The mission strives to preserve the memories and ensure the names of nearly 300 fallen Illinois service men and women since Sept. 11,…

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