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9/11 Remembrance Ride

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by Danielle Wagner

WATERLOO (KWWL)-- Harley Davidson riders hit the road Saturday to remember the attacks of 9/11.

For many, that day nine years ago is not easily forgotten.

"Time really flies, but I'll tell you what that memory of where were you that day, I can remember sitting in a motel room getting ready to attend some meetings when the first plane came in," said Ivan Hankins.

The Remembrance Ride was organized by Silver Eagle in Waterloo.

"Silver Eagle takes pride in our community and also law enforcement, fire, EMS and military and veterans. We have quite a few customers in those ranks and we like to pay tribute to them," said Amy Vossberg with Silver Eagle.

The Cedar Falls AmVets Riders and the Patriot Guard Riders also joined the cause.

"Our mission in the Patriot Guard is to stand for those who stood for us, and this is part of that. It's not just funerals. We do homecomings, sendoffs, and this is just part of standing for our heroes in the United States," said Ken Halter with the Patriot Guard Riders.

Before starting their engines, a tribute ceremony was held . Then Waterloo Police Officers and Black Hawk County Sheriff's Deputies led the group.

This is the first year for the 9/11 ride, but the goal is to make it an annual event.

Riders hope people show American pride everyday of the year.

"Remember these our your sons, daughters, fathers and mothers that are defending your right to live in this country, and God bless everyone of them," said Ivan Hankins with Cedar Falls AmVets.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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