A Thank You and A Gift To Fallen Soldiers Northwest

Fallen Soldiers NW travels the country honoring the fallen and helping their families.

Most of us are patriotic, many of us more so than others.  This last summer EDN helped support a local event that not only celebrated freedom and it’s expression, but the preservers of that gift: the families of our local fallen soldiers.

Jesse Stalder with a beautiful burnout pit salute to the flag

They like to call a rodeo, and after seeing it, there’s no question, it’s as wild as the cowboy one done with live animals.  I think I may prefer the Iron Horse version.

Thats a big bike to take barrel racing...
Thats a big bike to take barrel racing…

The Inaugural “Rebel Rally”  was held on September 25 -27 this last year.  It featured live music both days, camping, a beer garden sponsored by Western Beverage, and an amazing array of giveaway prizes and a helluva rodeo.


Conceived by Jeremy Hunsaker – the lead organizer for The River Road Rebel Riders; a casual harley riders group, Hunsaker had only two things in mind: Have some fun with 300 or so of his closest friends, and raise some money for Fallen Soldiers NW.  Raise money they did.

Fallen Soldiers NW

“We are a group of very passionate and caring people who ride their motorcycles each year to honor and pay tribute to our fallen soldiers. As everyday American’s, we simply want to extend our gratitude to the families of EVERY fallen soldier and let them know we’ll never forget the sacrifice of their fallen hero.

Fallen Soldiers NW travels the country honoring the fallen and helping their families.
Fallen Soldiers NW travels the country honoring the fallen and helping their families.

Travelling the country honoring the fallen, that’s a monumental task.  According to Fallen Soldiers NW, their last ride, a 12 day – 2,500 mile tribute ride, was their most successful.  The ride procession stopped to visit and honor ( 25 ) fallen soldiers and their families left behind, escorting the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame through six states ( Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota ).

The Gift

During the kickoff meeting, Hunsaker pledged the proceeds from the Rebel Rally Rodeo to the Fallen Soldiers NW.  This Saturday, February 27th at Latus Harley Davidson in Eugene, they’ll be doing just that.

From their press release:

Please join the Rebel Rally Staff and supporters as we present the funds raised from ‘Rebel Rally 2015’ to ‘Fallen Soldiers Memorial NW’ Saturday, February 27 from 11-3pm. ‘Latus Harley Davidson of Eugene’ is sponsoring the event. Live music and food will be provided by ‘Latus Harley Davidson Eugene’ and ‘Harley Davidson’. There will be a ride after the presentation.

11:00am – Guest Arrival and event kickoff
12:00pm – Food and live music
2:00pm – Check Presentation
3:00pm – Ride

Please come down and show your support for a great cause. Additionally, ‘Rebel Rally 2016’ is sponsoring a ‘Poker Run’ Saturday May 21, 2016 at Three Rivers Casino to promote ‘Rebel Rally 2016’ and kick off the ‘Rhododendron Festival’ in Florence Oregon Friday, May 20th – Sunday May 22nd 2016.

For more information on ‘Rebel Rally 2016’ or ‘The Poker Run’, sign up on our Facebook page:
Or visit us on our website at:
Latus Harley Davidson is located at: 86441 College View Road, Eugene, Or 97405.

EDN Will be there, join us…and bring your bike.

Kelly Asay is an entrepreneur, software developer and performing musician. As the publisher of Eugene Daily News, Asay is continually searching, finding and promoting the best unknown journalists, photographers and inspirational people from all over Lane County.

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