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Biker Dad: Nearly 1,800 bikers loudly proclaim 'We will never forget' on 9/11 anniversary

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NEW YORK (CNN) -

1,800 bikers trekked across 6 states to make the statement loud and clear that we will never forget on this 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on America. The bikers spent two days roaring through big cities and small towns for America's 9/11 Ride. 

Some, like Richard Pinnavaia, were actually at the twin towers during the attack. "I was on the phone with my wife saying 'hey sweet heart, I'm back at my desk,' and that's when the second plane hit and you see the fireball and everything went dead."

"It's just important for everyone to remember and it doesn't matter traveling a thousand miles its nothing compared to what they went through," says James Jones, one of the riders. 160 police officers from across the country escorted the riders through each town as thousands lined streets to cheer them on.  Rider Missy Hotlzman said "so we remember that it can happen here its at home, its in our backyard, we don't want it to happen again. we want to do everything we can to make sure our children and our grandchildren are safe and we don't have to explain incidents like this to them"

The riders rode from the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, to the Pentagon, and on to their final destination, ground zero in New York.

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Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four. He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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