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Thousands of Motorcycles Pass Campus in 9/11 Tribute

The "rolling memorial" to victims and heroes, 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, roars past the college.
The “rolling memorial” to victims and heroes, 15 years after Sept. 11, 2001, roars past the college.
Stars, stripes and supporters line the street for the passing parade.
Stars, stripes and supporters line the street for the passing parade.
Two women display their patriotism in front of Bardo Gym.
Two women display their patriotism in front of Bardo Gym.
A somber day, punctuated by the exhilarating freedom of the open road
A somber day, punctuated by the exhilarating freedom of the open road

The Penn College community turned out in support of the 15th annual 911 Memorial Coalition motorcycle ride as it traveled past campus along West Third Street on Sunday. Thousands of motorcyclists took part in the nearly 40-mile ride, which honors those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks, and pays tribute to veterans and first responders. After a memorial service and other activities, the ride will begin at 3 p.m. at the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Hall near Montgomery. The group rode north on Route 15; through South Williamsport, DuBoistown and the Newberry section of Williamsport; and on through downtown, Loyalsock Township and Montoursville before returning to eastern Lycoming County and its starting point.
Photos by Tia G. La, student photographer