ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Nearly a dozen South Georgia motorcyclists transported an American flag to Albany this afternoon, as part of a national patriotic campaign called Rolling Glory II.
The flag was in San Bernardino during the December terror attacks, and now volunteers are taking it state to state, until it reaches Ground Zero in New York City. A prayer started the Rolling Glory II effort today in Lee County, and then it was time to ride.
"The purpose is to show unity and support for all the terror attack victims," Brad Mock said.
14 people were killed, 17 injured in a mass shooting in San Bernardino December 2. Police say Syed Farook and his wife opened fire during a holiday party in a disability center, and were killed in a shootout.
Now a flag is being transported by volunteers to speak out against terror. "I'm a patriotic person. Picking up this flag represents the people who have died, very recently on the war on terrorism," Tom Wilson said.
The motorcyclists headed west to Smith Station's Alabama, where they were to pick up the flag and bring it back to Albany. "It's being escorted across the country, to the ultimate goal of Ground Zero in New York City. Where we hope to actually fly it at Ground Zero," Mock said.
The motorcyclists say as they display the flag, they hope to inspire Americans. "To really think about what is going on in the world today. Think about the victims in the terrorism attacks. And the people who have died representing this American flag," Wilson said.
Men and women riding to show their belief in freedom, and standing up against terrorism.
The Rolling Glory II flag will be on display at the American Legion Post 30 headquarters for a week, and next weekend the glory riders will escort it on to South Carolina, continuing its journey to New York City.