On Tuesday, September 24, the Gold Star 500 Mission cyclists arrived in Herscher to refresh as they continued a 500-mile journey, known as the Gold Star 500. 

Their first stop was to greet the students at Herscher Intermediate School who eagerly awaited their arrival. Later, they took a spin down Main street, then went to the Herscher Legion for a rest stop.

This third annual event works to preserve the legacy and honor of those service men and service women from Illinois who have made the ultimate sacrifice in support of service to this great nation.

 This 5 day, 500-mile event will use proceeds to fund scholarships in the name of our Fallen Heroes, thus preserving their legacy forever.

For more information, or to donate to the cause, contact Gold Star Mission, PO Box 9785, Springfield, IL 62791, or goldstarmission.org