LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Motorcyclists from the Jones County area have participated in a nationwide ride to honor victims of terrorism in the country.
Saturday morning, several dozen bikers rode on Interstate 59, to transport an American flag to the state line. There, it was handed off to other bikers from Alabama.
The flag is making its way from state to state, as part of "Rolling Glory 2."
It is a ride that began in California in April and will end in New York on September 11th.
The flag was picked up from Louisiana riders last week in Vicksburg.
"We try to keep (the flag) a week, show it, set it up somewhere, exhibit it," said Mike Grubb, president of Hellfighters Ministry and one of the riders who carried the flag. "Some folks travel it around the state, just whatever the receiving state wants to do. Once we pass it off, it becomes theirs."
"The biggest thing today is that we're supporting our country," said Scott Flynt, another rider who is also a minister. "We're showing our respect for the flag and we want others to know that. We're not just a bunch of guys riding motorcycles, but we love our country."
The first "Rolling Glory" ride was held two years ago. It went from California to Washington, D.C.