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By Victoria Stephens
The Chronicle 

A tribute to the fallen - Bikers ride to Arlington, honoring Gold Star families along the way


November 14, 2019

Photo provided/Warren Williamson

The core group of Tribute to Fallen Soldiers NW honors the sacrifice of Army Sgt. Gabriel Glenn De Roo in Paw Paw, Michigan during the 2019 cross-country tribute ride. Army Sgt. De Roo was killed in action on Sept. 20, 2006.

SPRINGFIELD – They are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters. They may have died in action during a war overseas, in a training accident or even by their own hand while on active duty. They are the fallen soldiers whose lives were lost in service to our country. Their loss leaves behind a grieving family, now a Gold Star family, whose worst fear now is that their loved one and their ultimate sacrifice may be forgotten.

Tribute to Fallen Soldiers NW seeks to honor the sacrifice of the fallen and to keep their memory alive with their annual ride. Each July, a group of moto...

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