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 Ben Patten, 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 and the 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.
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