Hundreds Of Bikers Burn Rubber To Commemorate Victims Of 9/11
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Hundreds of bikers hit the streets for the annual Independence Motorcycle Ride commemorating the victims of 9/11.
The ride was conceived three years ago by construction workers who served during the 10-month cleanup of Ground Zero.
Father Brian Jordan sprinkled holy water on each of the bikers as they got in gear for the ride to Upstate New York.
And in the wake of the 911 commission report, these heroes weighed in with their thoughts.
"I'm glad that were still sitting down and talking about the things that happened and I hope they resolve all the issues that are outstanding especially for the family and friends of all the loved ones that passed on," said one participant.
"It's already happened and its over," said another participant. "They should just build the buildings again, start over and never let it happen again. It's nobody's fault; there's no blame. You know, we let everyone come to this country. It's the greatest country in the world, and there's gonna be fanatics here that want to hurt us."
The first ride took place three years ago and raised money for a variety of different charities.
Meanwhile, the book version of the 9/11 report is quickly becoming a best seller. An estimated 150,000 copies of the 588-page tome were purchased on Thursday alone.
The book, which costs $$10, ranked number one in sales on both Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com Friday.
Bookstores nationwide have ordered more than 500,000 copies of the initial printing.