Motorcyclists pay tribute to WWII veterans in Iwo Jima Survivor Victory Ride

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Motorcyclists gathered in New Britain to honor world war two veterans on Sunday.

It was all for the Iwo Jima Survivor Victory Ride at the VFW.

Organizers say all of the World War II vets who are still alive range in age from 92 to 101, so now it’s more important than ever to thank them.

“It’s just a day to pay tribute to our World War II veterans,” Gary Roy, Chairman of the Iwo Jima Survivors Run said. “To get as many together here as possible to thank them. To make sure they understand that people out there appreciate them. The sacrifices they made to give us our freedom.”

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“This has special meaning to me because my father and my uncle were there and they were part of that generation.” Dianne Hunt-Mason said. “So, coming here and meeting the veterans really pays a tribute to a lot of the men who never got to come home.”

The event raised money for a new Gold Star Families Memorial that is currently in the works here in Connecticut. 

This is the 10th year for the ride.

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