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Delaware Welcomes Hundreds Of Riders Honoring 9/11 Heros

Delaware – At approximately 10:00 this morning hundreds of motorcycle riders passed through the First State on their way to New York City.
The ride, America’s 9/11 Ride, was escorted by police and New Castle County Fire Police through the Delaware portion of their commemoration journey. The ride is about remembering the heroes, volunteers, and victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and since.

As the riders entered the state they were met by cheering toll-booth employees, families on bridges waving American Flags and a lot of red and blue lights.

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This year’s journey began in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the riders honored those who tragically lost their lives when Flight 93 crashed into the countryside during a hijacking attempt. Riders then made their way to the Washington D.C. area where they honored those that who killed when a hijacked plane slammed into the side of the Pentagon, killing 125 people almost 18 years ago.

Today’s stretch of the ride took the riders from the Pentagon, through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersy and ended at the World Trade Center in New York. The place where 2,606 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

The Delaware portion of the trip took about ten minutes.

The annual ride is the largest police-escorted motorcycle ride from Shanksville, Pennsylvania to DC then to New York.


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