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Final September 11th Ride Scheduled for this Month

August 1st, 2016 by WCBC Radio

A popular annual tradition, in remembrance of those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, will ride through Cumberland for the last time this month. The America’s 9/11 Ride annually draws hundreds, and sometimes more than 1,000 motorcycle riders, in a route that passes through the three sites befallen by terrorist attacks on Sept. 11 – the Pentagon in Washington, DC, the World Trade Center in New York City, and Somerset, PA, where Flight 93 crashed. The ride has passed through Cumberland each year since its inception and draws throngs of spectators out onto Mechanic Street  and Motor City, many waving American flags, patriotic signs and shouting well wishes and words of appreciation to those riding through town. For many residents, and ride participants, the annual pass through Cumberland  has become a highlight. Allegany County Commissioner Creade Brodie Jr. said it/s sad to see the tradition have to come to an end, noting the fight that took place a few year ago when Cumberland was almost dropped from the route…





 

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