GREAT FALLS – Hundreds of motorcyclists gathered in Great Falls for a 9/11 memorial ride on Tuesday, an annual tradition since the tragedy that rocked the country in 2001.
“It’s important to the world to remember this. It’s important to our kids to know about this,” ride organizer Pam Howard said.
Howard and Kristin Heikkila spent months organizing the ride. Thanks to social media, the two were able to bring bikers from out of town to Great Falls for the ride.
The 15-minute ride through the city ended at the Veterans Memorial at Centene Stadium, where a brief ceremony was held with guest speakers including Mayor Bob Kelly and Pastor JT from Set Free Ministry.
Volunteer fire departments, Ox & Sons, airmen from Malmstrom Air Force Base, the National Guard Color Guard and many other volunteers helped organize and coordinate the event.