OCEAN CITY — Before the fun festivities associated with Delmarva Bike Week and OC BikeFest in Ocean City begin, a more solemn event commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S. was held Wednesday, beginning with a Boardwalk parade of more than 200 motorcycles and ending a ceremony at the Firefighter’s Memorial on N. Division Street.
For the ninth straight year, the Maryland chapter of the Red Knights Motorcycle Club hosted its annual 9/11 Parade of Brothers Memorial Ride on the Boardwalk in Ocean City. Over 200 motorcycles and thousands of spectators lined the Boardwalk from 27th Street, where the parade was organized, south to North Division, where a special ceremony was held.
Ocean City Fire Department ladder truck Tower 6 sat on the concrete pad adjacent to the Firefighter’s Memorial, which its huge American flag at half-staff wafting in the gentle breeze on an otherwise scorcher of a day. All of the flags at the memorial also flew at half-staff, struggling to stretch out in the stifling mid-afternoon heat.