Riverside, California 2021-09-11 14:15:58 –
Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson launches 9/11 Ride for the 13 Fallen on Saturday to pay tribute to those lost in the terrorist attacks 20 years ago and the soldiers lost in Kabul on August 26. Hosted.
The ride began at the Harley-Davidson Shop on South Padre Island Drive and ended with a moment of silence at the Coastal Bend Veterans’ Cemetery.
“The point is to get everyone together to remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11, collect some money for a family of 13 people who fell in Kabul, and gather a community,” said Devin Deapen, event and social media coordinator. Says. Corpus Christi Harley Davidson. “(Holding this event) is very important to me.”
Over 100 Coastal Bend motorcyclists have registered for the event and police have escorted Highway 37 towards the cemetery.
“When I saw all the riders coming this morning, the other day was over,” Deepen said. “Even if you have 10 people, the fact that this makes a lot of sense to them makes you want to do it either way.”
Norlin Arroyo, a resident of Coastal Bend, said he knew he had to go, even though he had never attended, when he saw a post about the commemorative ride.
“I just wanted to respect all the troops that went out after 9/11,” Arroyo said. “The little support we can provide as a private sector is more important than it looks. I have always (participated in a commemorative ride) and wanted today’s day.”
In addition to showing his support, Arroyo wants the vehicle to be able to send a message to anyone who is happy to hear it.
“You look around and see all the different races and unities,” Arroyo said. “I hope we can send a message that people can still unite.”
Vietnamese veteran Kermit Mars woke up Saturday morning with no intention of joining the ride, but something urged him to do something else.
“I was supposed to work today, but when I woke up this morning and started looking at the memory of 9/11, I knew I had to be here to honor the fallen,” Mars said. .. “I am very proud of everyone who appears.”
Corpus Christi Harley-Davidson hosted a rally after boarding to raise funds for the family of 13 US soldiers killed in the bombing of Kabul Airport.
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