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NBC WAND17 – Gold Star Mission cycling for local heroes

 WAND TV 17 (WAND) – The Gold Star Mission is cycling across Central Illinois to honor heroes in the community. Starting Wednesday, a team of cyclists will start the 500 mile bike ride across Central Illinois. The Gold Star Mission 500 is an endurance cycling event which honors the…...

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Gold Star 500 bicyclists take rest stop at Mattoon armory

MATTOON — Bicyclists who are pedaling across Illinois as part of the second annual Gold Star 500 took a late morning rest stop on Thursday at the Illinois Army National Guard armory in Mattoon. DAVE FOPAY, JOURNAL GAZETTE & TIMES-COURIER Gold Star Mission spokeswoman Trish Russell said the 35 bicyclists…...

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WBJD Radio – Gold Star Mission 500 mile bike ride stops in Salem

The Gold Star Mission 500 mile bike riders were greeted with the display of a large U.S. flag as they arrived at Bryan Memorial Park late Thursday afternoon. The riders started in Springfield and will end their ride there over the weekend for the Gold Star activities. This is the…...

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Fallen Heroes Celebrated

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…...

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Inaugural Scholarship and Donor Banquet

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…...

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Gold Star Mission 500 | Day 4 Recap Closing Ceremonies

Day four… our final leg of the longest trek some of our riders have even been on, let alone for multiple days in a row. The consensus from many of the riders was sadness that it was the last day, even thru the aches and pains they were having so…...

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