Honoring Sacrifice

At the Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association, our mission is clear: to bring POW/MIA awareness and veteran issues to the forefront. We are committed to upholding the memory of our fallen heroes, advocating for veterans, and ensuring their sacrifices are never forgotten. Learn more about our mission and how you can support our cause.

A Nonprofit Advocating for POW/MIA Awareness and Veteran Issues in Helena

The Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing POW/MIA awareness and veteran issues to the forefront. Founded in 2014, our grassroots organization consists of veterans, concerned citizens, and dedicated volunteers committed to our cause. Our primary mission is to ...

Honoring Sacrifice and Community Engagement

Our driving objective is to elevate awareness of the critical POW/MIA-related issues within our community. As a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, every dollar we raise serves a purpose: to uphold the memory of our fallen heroes and advocate for those who have served. Funds generated are directed ...


The Montana POW/MIA Awareness Association, which drives the inspiring initiative known as Ride To Remember, is a community-powered organization dedicated to raising awareness about POW/MIA (Prisoners of War/Missing in Action) and veteran-related issues. We are not just an organization; we are a collective force comprised of veterans, concerned citizens, and various organizations that share our commitment to honoring those who have served our nation.


At the heart of our mission is the unwavering commitment to honor the legacy of our nation's heroes who have faced the ordeal of being POWs or remain Missing in Action. We strive to preserve their memory and advocate for the rights and recognition they deserve. Our broader mission extends to raising awareness of the myriad issues affecting veterans and their families.


Our vision is to promote, fund, educate and otherwise encourage accountability for past POWs and MIAs from our nation's wars as well as the release of any current POWs (prisoners of war) or MIAs (missing in action) being unlawfully held.


Compassion: We approach our mission with empathy and understanding, recognizing the profound sacrifices made by veterans and their families.

Community: We believe in the power of unity and collective action, uniting veterans, concerned citizens, and organizations to create meaningful change.

Transparency: Our commitment to transparency is unwavering, ensuring that our supporters can trust in the responsible use of resources.

Respect: We hold the highest regard for every POW/MIA, veteran, and community member, acknowledging their contributions and sacrifices.

Commitment: We are resolute in our dedication to raising awareness and supporting veterans, both locally and nationally.

Story and Background

The journey of Ride To Remember began on March 4, 2014, as a response to the pressing need to address POW/MIA and veteran-related issues within our community. What initially started as a small grassroots effort has since grown into a formidable force for change.

Our primary mission involves the careful maintenance and display of POW/MIA flags along Highway 287 in Helena, Montana. Each flag serves as a poignant reminder, bearing the name, branch of service, and conflict of one of the 53 Montana POW/MIA personnel. On significant patriotic holidays, these flags grace the highway, paying tribute to our heroes.

In addition to our flag maintenance efforts, we annually organize the Montana Ride to Remember. This 183-mile ride from Helena to West Yellowstone is designed to raise awareness of POW/MIA issues and to unite our community in support of veterans. The ride is open to all, emphasizing our commitment to inclusivity and community engagement.

Beyond our core missions, we actively conduct Honor Missions for fallen veterans, participate in the nationwide Wreaths Across America ceremony, and engage in various veteran-related events throughout the year.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, we adhere to rigorous financial transparency standards. Funds raised primarily contribute to flag maintenance, ride preparation, and supporting veteran-based organizations as specified in our bylaws. Our organization's goal is clear: to promote POW/MIA awareness and veterans' issues, without any intention of personal enrichment.

The journey of Ride To Remember has exceeded our wildest expectations. The inaugural ride in August 2014 saw over 200 riders and garnered remarkable community support. A continuous police escort accompanied us along the 183-mile journey, and communities along the route warmly embraced our mission. This resounding success fuels our determination to continue our annual event and make an enduring impact in the battle for POW/MIA awareness and the well-being of our veterans.


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