Veterans memorials

2021 RULES

1) Visit as many selected memorials as you want, with whatever route you choose, between April 1 and October 31, 2021.

2) Visit any seven memorial sites to receive a Finisher’s certificate.

3) Trophies will be awarded to the first three riders to visit all seven memorials in a state, or all sites in a region (Dakotas, New England, Mid-Atlantic). Maximum of two trophies per rider.

Each trophy award submission must be clearly communicated to the scorers, with the word TROPHY in the subject line of each submission. Trophies are awarded based on when photos are submitted, not necessarily when sites are visited.

If a flag is lost during a trophy ride, a facsimile flag can be used only if you email that you've lost your flag. Otherwise, your visit may count, but NOT TOWARDS A TROPHY. Facsimile flags can be used for one week only. You can purchase replacement flags in the online store. So try not to lose it!

In the event of a tie (when two or more riders complete together), there is a limit of four trophies per state, with additional trophies available for $25 each. 

For example, seven riders might finish together in a group before anyone else, all earning 1st place finishes and eliminating 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Four trophies would be provided by TOH, with the balance available for $25 each. It would be up to the group to decide how to fund additional trophies.

If the same group finished THIRD together, only two trophies would be provided by TOH, with the balance available for $25 each.

4) The Top 10 finishers, based on number of selected sites visited, will be awarded flag #s 1-10 the following year. Passengers are eligible, see Rule 6. Visits to auxiliary sites are not considered for Top 10 placement.

A “Jack Shoalmire Award Challenge” award will be presented to the rider who visits the most selected sites during the 4/1–10/31 riding season. The Jack Shoalmire Award Challenge winner will receive a free registration and #1 flag in next year’s Tour of Honor.

In case of a tie in Top 10 finishers, flag #s will be determined by who is first to submit their last photo.

5) If you find someone else’s rally flag left behind, leave it there, a rider may be on their way back for it. If YOU lose one, additional flags can be purchased from the online store. If you'd like a free facsimile of your rally flag to use until you receive a replacement, email us at and we'll hook you up. Previous year flags can't be used for scoring purposes.

6) Photograph your rally flag, motorcycle, and memorial together unless unsafe or restricted access. Photos should be clear and recognizable, and at an angle similar to what’s on Tour of Honor Google Maps. Scorers will have the final say on all submissions. Photos must be submitted by 12 midnight Eastern time, November 1, 2021, 24 hours after October 31 season end.

When riding with a passenger (pillion), photos must include the pillion with both TOH flags.

7) IMPORTANT: If the motorcycle can’t fit in the photo because of restricted access, or any other reason, you must submit two (2) photos: one with the rally flag and memorial, and a second one of your rally flag and motorcycle as close to the memorial as possible. Submit a maximum of two (2) photos per site.

8) Not all memorials are accessible 24/7. If a memorial is unavailable due to maintenance, road closure, or other circumstances beyond your control, take a photo of your rally flag and motorcycle at the nearest access point, preferably with a sign mentioning the memorial.

For the Additional Rides, an asterisk (*) next to the city indicates the location is restricted or otherwise requires further inquiry.

9) Submit photos to: We highly recommend using the FREE Tour of Honor app, available for iOS and Android devices. It uses the smartphone camera and automatically sets up emails to send photos to the scorers.

As an option, mail printed photos or on media to: Tour of Honor, 521 N 10th Ave. #198, Caldwell, Idaho 83605. Snail mail submissions will take longer to process.

Try to keep emailed submissions 1-2 Megabytes because large file sizes may be rejected by email servers. Use the Medium setting on smartphones, or better yet, download the free Tour of Honor app to make things easier for you and the scorers.

Naming convention: 2021_rider#_memorial#.jpg, ie. 2021_145_TX1.jpg If submitting by cameraphone or one-per-email, naming convention should be in subject line. For rider/passenger submissions, use 2021_rider#_pillion#_memorial#

Naming convention for Doughboy submissions: 2021_rider#_DB_state_cityname.jpg, ie. 2021_145_DB_TX_Dallas.jpg

Naming convention for Chasing Madonna submissions:
2021_rider#_MTr#.jpg, ie. 2021_145_MTr1.jpg

Naming convention for War Dogs and K9 Heroes submissions: 2021_rider#_K9_state_cityname.jpg, ie. 2021_145_K9_TX_Dallas.jpg

Naming convention for Huey Helicopters submissions: 2021_rider#_huey_state_cityname.jpg, ie. 2021_145_huey_TX_Dallas.jpg

Naming convention for 9/11 Memorial submissions: 2021_rider#_911_state_cityname.jpg, ie. 2021_145_911_TX_Dallas.jpg


Riders who combine TOH rides with documented Iron Butt rides will receive special certificates and recognition from the Iron Butt Association. Learn more on the IBA page. IMPORTANT: Let scorers know if you're submitting for an IBA ride.

Upon submission, photos and rights to photo usage become the property of Tour of Honor. You are invited to share your photos on Tour of Honor Group Facebook page.


Who determines what states and memorials to visit?
The State Sponsors select the sites. Everyone is welcome to make suggestions.

Will it always be individual states?
Not always, some smaller states are combined into regions with four sites per state. Regions include New England, Mid-Atlantic, and the Dakotas.

What happens if I don't visit all the sites?
Nothing other than hopefully having the experience of visiting at least one.

What kind of memorials and monuments are there?
U.S. memorials that honor the brave people who protect -- or have protected -- our life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Some are local, some are national, all are rewarding and interesting.

Why should we pay for a registration when the destinations are on the website?
For one thing, it includes a $25 donation to the riders choice of charities. Then there's the quality T-shirt, flag, other SWAG, finishers certificate, trophies and mailing costs. Hopefully you'll take advantage of the sense of community here and in the popular Tour of Honor group on Facebook.

If I change my mind, can I get a refund?
Yes, you can get a refund up until the time the T-shirt and rally flag are mailed. We will deduct the $25 donation to your choice of charity, and a $10 aggravation fee. Refunds won't be given after the T-shirt and rally flag are mailed.

Love the theme, how can I help?
If you're interested, there are a number of ways you can help. Suggest an advertiser, or be an advertiser on the website. Suggest memorials. Invite your friends. Submit a post on motorcycle forums. Write a letter to the editor of a motorcycle magazine.

And if you're familiar with several memorial sites in your state and can provide photos and writeups, please email us, saying you're interested in sponsoring your state or region.

What are the rules to qualify for Finishers certificates?
Rules will be mailed with the T-shirt and rally flag, but the most complete set of Rules are here ON THIS PAGE.

Basically, photos must be submitted that include three things: the memorial from an angle similar to that on the website, your rally flag, and your motorcycle. It won't always be possible to ride your motorcycle up to the memorial, and in that instance, two photos must be submitted: one with the memorial and your rally flag, and one nearby with your motorcycle and your rally flag. It should be obvious that your motorcycle was at least *near* the memorial. Your rally flag should be in all photos submitted.

Decisions about evidence of visiting sites will be at the discretion of the scorekeepers and if it's not clear from the photographs, you may be asked to return to take new photos. This will be critical when competing for trophies.

How do we submit the photos?
Digital photos or prints are accepted. Digital submissions can be on CD, DVD, SD cards or thumb drives, in JPEG or TIFF formats. Mail photos to the address given in the Rules above. Emailed photos or cameraphone photos should be sent to Naming conventions are included in the Rules above.

For those who want to share their photos, you can always post them on the Tour of Honor Group Facebook page.

When will the Finishers certificates be sent out?
Finishers certificates and pins will be mailed after the season ends..

What if we can't access a memorial site?
There might be restricted access to some sites, mostly because of hours of operation, and it is up to riders to determine that ahead of time. Photos for trophy submissions must be taken during hours of operation.

If a site is closed due to maintenance, road closures, security precautions or other reasons making it impossible to visit, take a photo of a nearby sign for the site, along with your bike and rally flag.

What happens if I lose my rally flag?
You will be allowed credit for memorials with a facsimile of your flag (your rider number on a piece of paper will do) for up to one week after we hear of the loss. Additional memorials will require a replacement flag. Order a replacement from the online store and one will be mailed to you.

What happens if I come across someone else's rally flag left behind?
If this happens, leave it there because someone may be returning for it shortly. If you can, email us the location and the rider number and we'll put the word out.

Do you target a particular type of rider or motorcycle brand?
Absolutely not. We want to include anyone who likes to ride AND respects what others have done for their community and country.

Can I use different motorcycles?
Yes. No need to notify us. But if you want to change your motorcycle listed on the Rider List, email us at

Can I order shirts after registration?
Yes. Visit the online store to order shirts and other items. Additional current year shirts won't be subject to shipping charges if mailed out with your registration packet.


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