On Saturday, the Kissimmee Elks Lodge #1873 hosted the Brotherhood Ride, a non-profit organization comprised of firefighters, law enforcement personnel and emergency medical personnel who tour on bicycles to honor those who have died in the line of duty.

Started in 2007 by a group of North Naples firefighters who wanted to honor nine members of the Charleston, South Carolina Fire Department that died in the line of duty, for 13 years, the organization has raised thousands of dollars to help the families of the fallen.

This year’s ride which started today in Fort Myers, is dedicated to the 25 fallen heroes from Florida who died in 2019 and consists of more than 50 riders. The 7-day ride covers more than 500 miles and ends on October 7 in Live Oak.

On Saturday, October 3rd, the riders pulled into the Elks Lodge on Kings Highway in Kissimmee where they were provided dinner and breakfast the following morning before they traveled onward to their next destination. Positively Osceola was honored to be there as the riders arrived, and we thank them for their cause, their hearts, and their passion.