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The sound of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle cranking up means freedom to anyone who rides.  Freedom is what they are celebrating this Saturday when motorcycle groups from all over North Texas join forces in a 9/11 memorial ride.

“We got folks all the way from Tyler to Mineral Wells, down in Hillsboro and up into Denton that are coming down to be a part of this event” said ride coordinator George “Tank” Sherman.

George’s motorcycle group is starting out at 11 am in Fort Worth.  The ride is free, but they are collecting stuffed teddy bears for Police Officers to distribute during their patrols.

“We are starting out on the West side of Fort Worth at Johnny O’s, 9905 Camp Bowie West, and we already have seven big groups that are meeting us there” George added.

The rides converge at the 9/11 Memorial in Kennedale and the activities begin around 1 pm.  The 9/11 Memorial in Kennedale is designed with a large beam of one of the World Trade Centers.  The artist created it to cast a shadow over a granite wall displaying a time line of that fateful day in 2001.

“This creates a sundial effect so you have the shadow that is following the timeline of the day” said Kennedale City Manager Bob Hart.

Whether you ride or not, everyone is welcome to join them at 1 pm at the Kennedale 9/11 Memorial on Municipal Drive.

JD Ryan is at the 9/11 Memorial in Kennedale…Around Town.

Details: Kennedale 9/11 Memorial  | Facebook: George “Tank” Sherman – Ride coordinator

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