Hundreds of motorcyclists converged on Minter Field Airport in Shafter Tuesday evening to mark the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The air museum hosted the Wall of Remembrance, the focal point of the Victory Riders Motorcycle Club's memorial run from Bakersfield.
Nearly 400 riders and hundreds more people showed up to remember the victims of 9/11 and military members who have lost their lives fighting the war on terror.
An event that started with just a few people has grown to include guest speakers, sky divers, and retired veterans saluting the fallen.
The motorcycle ride started at the Harley Davidson shop in Bakersfield at 6 p.m.
The riders took the short trip to Shafter to commemorate the date...9/11/2001.
"It actually started with three guys six years ago that just did the south side to the north side. And, apparently there was a young lady in that ride whose father perished in 9/11. And, they promised her that they would continue to do it. So that's why we are doing it," said Ben Patten, an event organizer with the motorcycle club.
This year the Jeremy Staat Foundation sponsored the Wall of Remembrance for the event.
The wall has nearly 10,000 names of those killed on 9/11 and during the war on terrorism.
"I got a chance to visit Ground Zero and St. Paul's Church. That's the reason this got built, we have a lot of combat wounded coming back that didn't get to say goodbye to their loved ones that passed. It really means a lot when they actually get a chance to come say goodbye," said J.R. Nichols who built the wall.
And, the people coming to see it want to make sure no one will forget.
"I don't know if people are forgetting as much as the country has shifted a little bit, toward some other things." said Army Veteran Henry Maretic.
And, Julie Wilson said, "I am proud of what they are doing to remember what happened. I want to always remember what happened."
The Minter Field Air Museum opened its doors at no charge for everyone attending.