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Motorcycle ride honors fallen Lee County vet

Motorcycle riders rode all over Albany (Source: WALB) Motorcycle riders rode all over Albany (Source: WALB)
Riders played cornhole at the event (Source: WALB) Riders played cornhole at the event (Source: WALB)
Gene Sutton (Source: WALB) Gene Sutton (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Motorcycle riders came together to honor a Lee County veteran killed in Iraq. The annual event honors Steve Sutton—a Marine who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The ride ended at the VFW building on Philema. A large group took part in the event that included a raffle and other prizes. Sutton's father said this support is overwhelming.

“These runs like this help support my son. And it makes you feel a lot better that everyone cares,” said Sutton’s father, Gene Sutton.

Riders also played corn hole at the event Saturday afternoon. There is a permanent statue in Sutton's tribute set up at the courthouse.  

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