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This time we are cycling 500 miles in 4 days to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom.

Join us! You have several options:

1) Ride with us — Ooops, no. Those slots are full for this year. But there WILL be next year. Let us know you are interested and we will make sure you know the details.

2) Volunteer — 4 Days. Lots of opportunity to pitch in and be part of the team. Everyone who shows up makes it possible for the names of our Fallen Heroes to NEVER be forgotten. SIGN UP HERE

3) Donate — We fund scholarships in honor of our service members. When our students receive a scholarship in the name of a Fallen Hero something powerful happens. A new family now knows the story of that hero too. Help us make that happen HERE.

4) Share — Spread the word of Gold Star Mission by hopping over to Facebook, Like our page, and Share our videos during the event.

We appreciate you being on the team to ensure we Always Remember and Never Forget.

Saturday evening (February 3rd )we held our first annual Gold Star Mission appreciation banquet. The purpose of the event was to successfully close the 2017 season by thanking the team, the supporters, the donors, but most importantly to award the scholarships and to allow the Gold Star Families to see how we are executing our mission to preserve their loved ones name; through the academic scholarships.

We had 150+ attendees, 12 Gold Star families, 14 Scholarship recipients with their parents and family, multiple general officers, and many donors and sponsors.

The evening was highlighted by a motivating speech by MG (ret) Enyart who challenged the team and challenged the scholarship recipients to carry on the name of the Fallen Soldiers and Airmen they are receiving the scholarships in honor of. He also spoke of the power of the idea, the power of the team, and how now they are members of our organization.

Also, Mrs. Nitta Cross (mother of SSG Kyle Wehrly) gave an emotional and amazing speech about who her son was. This speech was peppered with stories of his childhood, his love for his family, and his actions which made him the devoted and selfless Soldier that he was.

We look forward to the next chapter of Gold Star Mission’s journey to ensure the legacy of our Fallen Heroes.


Gold Star Mission had a wonderful day at the 2017 Illinois State Fair. Riders in the up coming Gold Star 500 were able to link up with the Gold Star family whom they are representing. Amazing day, thank you all for the support!


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The Gold Star Mission is a nonprofit organization that Honors and Supports Gold Star Families by preserving the memory of our Fallen Heroes through service to others in need.


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The Gold Star Mission seeks to honor and support our Illinois Gold Star Families by preserving the memory of their Illinois Fallen Military Service Members. In 2017, we began offering scholarships in honor of our Illinois Fallen Military Service Members to those who exemplify selfless service in their own communities. Since then, we have awarded $249,000.00 in scholarships honoring our Fallen.
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