Hundreds of motorcycles filled the streets of Bakersfield on September 11, 2018, to honor those who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The 12th Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride, was originally created by Bill Pitcher who wanted to make sure this day was never forgotten.
This ride was possible with the help of
, president and founder of the
Armed Forces Support Foundation
who has been hosting the ride for several years.
The event started out at 3:00 p.m. with a veteran resource fair including;
Wounded Heroes Fund
Kern County Veterans Service Department
Bakersfield Vet Center
V.E.T.S. Project with Aqua-Nut Divers
Sikh Riders of America
to name a few.
“It’s important to us to remember these days. These are the days that show what we are a country and how we can really come together as a county,” said Jenny Frank, outreach specialist at Bakersfield Vet Center.
Kickstands were up at 6:30 p.m. and the riders continued to Shafter Airport. When they arrived they watched a short presentation.
(Photo Credit: Jenn Carothers (Facebook)