LINDON, Utah (ABC4 News) – Hundreds of people showed up Saturday for the Fallen Patriot Ride held every year from Lindon to Spanish Fork to help honor those who paid the ultimate price for our country.
Johnny Serrano, President of the Temple of Knights Motorcycle Club, said the ride was started for the sole purpose of remembering what Memorial Day is all about.
“It’s about our fallen heroes, it’s about the people who have given and paid the ultimate price for us to be able to enjoy life the way we do,” Serrano said. “They all voluntarily give their service to our country, one of them is my son who is in the Army right now and is dedicating his life to serve the country. I think it is important to remember those people.”
The ride started at 10 a.m. at the Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon where they rode to Veterans Memorial Cemetery to pay tribute to their fallen heroes. After leaving the cemetery, they rode down around the back side of Utah Lake and ended at the Spanish Fork Rodeo Grounds. A route they have taken for several years.
“It has been this way for a little while because its a good route and a nice one but it has changed a little bit to become even better,” Serrano said. “Today is the 8th annual ride and we are very happy with the turnout.”
Serrano said he really just wants to say thank you to all the current service members and especially a big thanks to those service members who have paid the ultimate price and have died for our county.