That was just one of many events here in the gateway city. First responders had one of their own this evening that was unique to them. James Johnson has more, James.
Today marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks and local 1st responders held a memorial bike run as a tribute.
Bikers from all walks of life gathered together in tribute to the 12-year anniversary of 9-11. Put together by retired 1st responder Tony Reyes, this is the 11th year they had the bike run. It starts at the 18-mile mark outside of Laredo, down the i-35 to Calton and ends at the firefighters union hall.
Riders who participated in the run received dog tags with the names of people who perished that day. Along with their names, the dog tags also had the age of the victims.
This year the memorial run had about 400 bikes participate. For Juan Perez's this was his first year participating in the run and after coming out this year says he plans to come out again next year.
The city of Laredo also recognized Tony for putting this event together year after year. City of Laredo Mayor, Raul Salinas presented Tony with a certificate for all of his work.
Now this event was open to the public and completely free. Tony tells me they’re already preparing for next year. For KGNS, I’m James Johnson.