By Correne Martin
“Freedom is not free.” That’s why, if there was ever a time to join forces with our fellow Americans in support of those who make sacrifices for our country, Saturday, Sept. 10, would be the day.
A 150-mile escort parade in honor of Adam Eilers, a 29-year-old wounded Army veteran from Garnavillo, will traverse southwest Wisconsin and northeast Iowa. Eilers will ride in a red truck behind 100 to 150 motorcycles and other vehicles, starting in Hazel Green and making stops in Guttenberg, Iowa, Prairie du Chien and Glen Haven before ending up in Hazel Green for a big celebration.
“We would love it if the public would come on out and line the streets with American flags, red, white and blue signs and other gestures of support,” encouraged the ride’s administrator, Jo Nell Coates, who will lead the ride on her motorcycle, donning an American flag.