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Bikers Mark 9/11, Benefit Veterans' Home

The charity event Sunday features a motorcycle ride and performances to honor those lost on Sept. 11 and those who serve in the military.

The “Bikers Helping Veterans” motorcycle charity ride to benefit the Veterans Home of California in Brentwood was held Sunday on the 10th anniversary of 9/11. 

"This was a wonderful way to honor those men and women in the U.S. military who sacrifice so much for us every day and to honor those men and women who died on that fateful September day 10 years ago," Peter J. Gravett, secretary of the California Department of Veterans Affairs, said in a news release.   

Located at 11500 Nimitz Ave., the Veterans Home of California is the largest veterans home in Los Angeles County. A long-term assisted living facility, it currently houses 60 veterans, but will soon be home to 396 veterans.

Sunday's event was emceed by Los Angeles City Councilman Dennis Zine and included patriotic performances, music, raffles, vendors, a flag ceremony, celebrity speakers and an appearance by Col. John Fer, who spent six years as a prisoner of war.

The event was presented by Barger and Bartels Harley-Davidson dealerships.

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