POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 9:34am
UPDATED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 10:41am
The group is also raising money for a biker who wrecked on the way to participate in the D.C. rally.
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Bikers from across the United States took part in a ride through Washington, D.C., to remember and honor the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. They also wanted to honor the armed forces who sacrifice their lives every single day, so we may keep the freedoms and rights we have been provided.
On the "2 Million Bikers to D.C ." Facebook page, the group stated they stand behind the Constitution and Bill of Rights, but they are against against any "fundamental transformation of America."
The Patriots apologized for the gridlock they may have caused because they were denied a "ride through" permit .
According to the group, the last report stated 1.2 million riders took place in the historic event.
The group says they will complete the ride again next year, will keep their Facebook page open , and will also have items for sale commemorating this event.
The group released the following statement regarding their event and what they stand for:
"America is a land built with excellence in mind. Bikers are some of the most excellent Americans that there are and we salute every participant in that beautiful ride yesterday. Every single one."
The group is also raising money for Jimmy Boyd, a biker who laid his bike down in Hagerstown, Maryland, on his way to D.C., for the rally.
If you would like to make a donation to Boyd's fund please click here .
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