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Annual 9/11 Memorial Motorcycle Ride Passes Through Cranbury And South Brunswick

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Hundreds of motorcycles passed through Cranbury and South Brunswick Saturday afternoon on their way to New York City to honor first responders, volunteers and victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Credits: Photo From Dick Cunningham's YouTube Video
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CRANBURY, NJ – Hundreds of motorcycles revved through North Main Street Saturday as part of an annual national ride to remember the events and first responders of Sept. 11, 2001.

The bikes rode under the American flag, hoisted between the Cranbury and East Windsor fire department’s ladder trucks, as they crossed the bridge on Brainerd Lake around 2 p.m. on their way to New York City.

The annual ride to honor those first responders and volunteers that went to the scenes of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington on 9/11, is sponsored by America’s 911 Foundation, Inc., which started in 2003 after two previous successful rides, according to the organization’s website.

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Video by Dick Cunningham, publicly shared on YouTube and Facebook.

The foundation has presented scholarships’ totaling some $300,000 to the families of first responders and has given another $500,000 to various departments and their families, according to the organization.

The ride started Thursday evening in Somerset, Pennsylvania, where the bikers gathered and then went to the site of Flight 93’s crash in Schanksville, Pennsylvania.

On Friday, the group headed to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, and then, on Saturday, made the trip north to New York City.

The route took the bikers north on Route 130 from Bordentown, then through downtown Cranbury and back to Route 130, through South Brunswick, and then north to Edison, Linden and eventually New York.

They spend the day Sunday at the 9/11 Memorial in the city, where the twin towers of the World Trade Center once stood before two hijacked passenger jets crashed into them on the morning of Set. 11, 2001, causing them to collapse, and killing a total of more than 2,700 people.

A hijacked plane also crashed at the Pentagon and a fourth hijacked plane crashed in the Pennsylvania field after its passengers battled the hijackers for control of the aircraft.

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