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Motorcycle riders hit the road to raise money for wounded servicemen

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On Saturday, more than 100 motorcycles and classic cars hit the roads for a parade in Carteret County. The goal is raise money for military servicemen and women who have been wounded in action.

The parade kicked off at the Morehead City Elks Lodge at 1p.m. Then made its way to Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, and then back to Morehead City.

Riders decked out their motorcycles and cars with American flags, wounded warrior signs, and even remembrance signs for fallen first responders from September 11, 2001.

Event Coordinator, Jeff Hollowell, says the event was to honor Sept. 11th first responders, and military men and woman wounded in action.

Hollowell says all the money raised goes to The Military Order of Purple Heart, who will use the money to pay for wounded warriors travel home during the holidays.

"Even though they had support and they had a lot of things given to them, they didn't have money to go home during the holidays to see their family," said Hollowell.

The event also held a silent auction and dinner after the parade.

This is the third time the Lodge has put on the fundraiser. They say they hope to raise more $6,000.

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