The American Legion Department of Indiana Post 341 in Cicero is hosting the 3rd Annual Battle Ride, Saturday, June 2 to raise funds for The American Legion program, Operation Comfort Warriors.
Operation Comfort Warriors is a program of The American Legion that provides additional comfort items to veterans not normally received while receiving medical treatment including recreational and therapeutic options for our wounded, or injured veterans. The program focuses primarily on injured or ill troops with severe injuries like post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, the signature wounds of current conflicts.
WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 11:15 a.m. Ride Start (Media window: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.)
WHERE: Cicero American Legion Post #341, 50 S. Washington St., Cicero, IN 46034
WHAT: 3rd Annual Battle Ride – More than 150 American Legion Riders and guests will travel 125 miles to raise awareness about PTSD and TBI, two important issues that affect a number of veterans who return home after serving their country.
WHY: The United States Army has reported that up to 20 percent of the men and women who served in Afghanistan or Iraq have suffered traumatic brain injury (TBI) and those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are returning home in unprecedented numbers. While the care at many military hospitals and warrior transition units is extraordinary, The American Legion’s Operation Comfort Warrior (OCW) program was created to provide “nonessentials” that help warriors recover.
The Battle Ride will make stops along the route at the Whitestown American Legion Post 410 (5 Linville Ave, Whitestown, IN 46075) and the Fairmount American Legion Post 313 (522 E 8th St, Fairmount, IN 46928). The ride will finish at Harley-Davidson of Indianapolis (12400 Reynolds Dr, Fishers, IN 46038). Riders are expected to pull into Harley Davidson close to 4 p.m.
A Check will be presented to Past National Commander of The American Legion, Indiana’s own Jim Koutz. Koutz helped promote and grow this national program during his command year and continues to advocate for OCW in Indiana.
For more information on the 3rd Annual Battle Ride, please visit http://www.battleride.org.
If you have any questions, please contact the Indiana Legion Communications Director Tim Sproles at 317-690-1390 or by email at [email protected]