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September 27, 2013

Local patriotic biker remembers 9/11 tragedy

MILLEDGEVILLE — Milledgeville resident Lou Popp was one of more than 1 million patriot bikers from across the country who honored the victims and heroes of 9/11 during the first annual ‘2 Million Bikers to D.C.’ event.

Popp and a group of Georgia riders made the 15-hour journey to the nations capital on their bikes and converged with other riders to take part in a motorcade through Washington, D.C. while passing by various memorials. 

"We had a blessing of the bikes and a word from ‘Top Fuel’ Bill Williamson, founder of the [event] before we started. It was a heartfelt moment," Popp said. "Riders from across the country were ready to ride into D.C. for a common cause. We brought our message to D.C., and our point was successfully made. This ride was history in the making, and is planned to be an annual event."

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