A special American freedom celebration has been planned to honor our nation’s veterans and raise funds for organizations benefiting veterans and their families at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip in 2014. The Buffalo Chip's 23rd annual Freedom Celebration will be held on Thursday, Aug. 7 and include a full day of powerful presentations, inspiring performances and moving exhibits. For the first time, festivities will also include a special charity ride, sponsored by the City of Spearfish. The Freedom Celebration Ride departs from Main Street, Spearfish and concludes with a celebration at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®. The ride, led by retired Navy SEAL, LT Jason Redman, will lead participants on a route across the scenic high plains and foothills north of the Black Hills. Upon arrival at the Buffalo Chip, riders will be welcomed in by an impressive display of 800 flags, Battlefield Cross, Memorial Wall and a host of meaningful events planned to honor those currently serving, those who have served and those who have fallen.