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How Bakersfield remembers 9/11

Posted at 8:36 AM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 11:36:43-04

Fourteen years ago today, nearly three thousand people were killed in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.

Friday morning -- the nation is paying tribute to those who lost their lives.

Here in Bakersfield, Bakersfield High School paid tribute -- as it has done every year since the attacks -- with a moment of silence -- and presentation of the colors.

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Members of the school's ROTC will march the rest of the day -- similar to the march in Washington D.C. at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

And tonight, football fields throughout the Kern High School District will have a 9/11 memorial sticker on their helmets, to help commemorate the occasion.

MOTORCYCLE RIDE

Hundreds of motorcycle riders will come together for the annual 9/11 memorial ride.

In the past four years, there have been an average of 300 motorcyclist who participate in this remembrance ride.

The main message of this ride -- remind people to never forget.

Friday's riders will meet at Harley Davidson off Merle Haggard Drive at 5 p.m. with kick stands going up at 6:30 p.m.

They will ride to Minter Field in Shafter where there will be greeted by several guest speakers.

Harley Davidson suggests that riders donate $10 to be used in supporting veterans.

BLOOD DRIVE

Also, Houchin Blood Bank is asking that donors give during their Week of Remembrance blood drive.

Officials said they're more than 1/3 of the way to hitting their goal of nine hundred and eleven donors this week.

All donors will be entered to win a $100 Target gift card as well as get one free adult admission to the Kern County Fair while supplies last.