Skip to main content

Riding in remembrance

September 14, 2011

A biker makes his way through the south end roundabout of Colville.

Onlookers watched silently as motorcycles and classic cars rode through the south end roundabout in Colville for the 9/11 Memorial ride last Saturday. American Legion Riders and other area organizations and individuals joined together to ride from Colville to Deer Park and back again on the 10th anniversary of those who died in the Sept. 11. 2001 terrorist attacks. The group of motorists finished at Yep Kanum Park, were a ceremony was held to honor the victims of the attacks, including firemen, police officers and members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq since that day. According to ride chairman Paul Smith, around 280 vehicles participated in the memorial caravan. Smith added that he was grateful to the community members that lined the highway along the way and showed their support. “And I cannot say enough good things about our local police departments and the Colville Fire Department,” said Smith. “Those guys were great to us. Chief Meshishnek was very helpful in making sure this happened for us. We had a lot of good support.”

Connect to Statesman Examiner


Connect with us on Facebook
Connect with us on Twitter

An easy stroll this time around Former Colville resident Jesse Carnes wasn’t pushed in last...
For the first time in school history, Northport Junior High School plans to field a football team...
Tourney starts Friday afternoon The annual Bob Haney Memorial Baseball Tournament, a key element...

 

Premium Drupal Themes by Adaptivethemes