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Hundreds of motorcyclists participate in annual 9/11 ride

The annual America’s 9/11 ride made its stop at the Flight 93 Memorial Friday morning. (WJAC)

SOMERSET, Pa. – The annual America’s 9/11 ride made its stop at the Flight 93 Memorial Friday morning.

More than 600 motorcyclists and 1,000 people are participating in the ride, which will culminate at the World Trade Center site in New York.

The ride is on its 17th year and was established by the America's 9/11 Foundation, which to date has raised nearly $400,000 for scholarships that go to children of active first responders.

The goal of the ride is to have people remember 9/11 and all the lives it impacted.

“Most 18-year-old girls don’t necessarily know about September 11. They’ll know maybe the World Trade Center, (but) most people don’t now about the Pentagon, and most people you talk to, even friends and family, don’t know about Flight 93, and to me that’s just as important as anything else,” said Lexy Sjurseth, who has been taking part in the ride since she was a young girl.

The ride goes to the Pentagon next before making the trek to New York.

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