Palm Coast Red Knights 9/11 Memorial Run Slide Show

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Last year I brought you photos of a 9/11 Memorial I attended in Palm Coast that was sponsored by the Palm Coast Red Knights Chapter 11. It was incredible! 400 bikes, a beautiful service, and a picture perfect day who could ask for more?

Getting to do again!

Over the past year I was fortunate to get to know the people who are from Chapter 11 of the Red Knights through other charity events, I asked if they were doing the 9/11 Memorial Ride again? When I was told yes, I was elated. I told their president Joe Vece that I would like to photograph it for them.

We figured out the best spot along their 87 mile route for me to shoot them as they go by, however I didn't know how they were going to arrive there.

1 week before the Memorial/Ride I emailed them and within minutes I received a map and directions and the next day a phone call with directions. We were all set!

Steve and I arrived at Heroes Memorial Park at about 9:10 AM and there were already double the bikes, and they were arriving at a steady pace, filling the park up quickly.

The service opened with again the presentation of colors, the American Flag being brought to Half Mast.

The Ancient City Pipes & Drums was next, they played Amazing Grace so beautifully, words can't describe to you how it made me feel. Next year I'll do video.

We then had a local minister or pastor (and I do apologize for not getting his title correct) give a short but very meaningful service followed by one of his church members and local National Guard member singing God Bless The USA.   

Taps was then played by a member of the Palm Coast Red Knights to finish our 30 minute Memorial Service. We were then briefed by one of the Flagler County Sheriffs Motorcycle and it was bikers to your bikes!

Let me show you what I mean, sit back, relax and enjoy the show!



Comments (4)

Kim Murphy
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Lysa, there is nothing that brings more tears, goose bumps, smiles and excitement than a group of bikers riding in large groups to support or honor someone or something!  The video is AWESOME!

Sep 11, 2008 05:06 AM
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Dec 13, 2008 03:29 PM
Linda Bourgault
lulugraphix-creative photography & fine art - Flower Mound, TX

Lysa—What a heart felt, inspiring blog... it's so inspiring to hear about these events, the honors to participants, out nation and music. Amazing Grace is my favorite hymn whether by bagpipes or pipes & drums. Thank you. Looking forward to more from you and your experiences. Best, L

Feb 17, 2009 02:58 PM