WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Hundreds of motorcycle riders hit the road Sunday in memory of firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11.
More than 350 riders left from the Harley Davidson dealership on Market Street.
They rode through the city for nearly an hour, escorted by police officers and firefighters.
The 343 Memorial Ride is in memory of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives responding to the World Trade Center attack.
Each rider was given a dog tag with the name of one of the firefighters who died in attack.
"In the everyday hustle and bustle, we forget those were fathers, husbands, wives of people. We need to remember them," said Tom Macneish, president of the local chapter of the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, which sponsored the ride.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center.
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