...see, a whole bunch of people. We waited for what turned out to be a 9-mile precession of over 700 motorcycles. It was impressive.
There were bagpipers from a Tacoma fire station and many other firefighters who didn't have instruments to play. There were military personnel, some in uniform, some not. There was a Pearl Harbor survivor there. I even saw a couple young girls who'd been crowned Miss Something. The sheer number of people there was incredible.
But what was more awe-inspiring was the reason we were all there. A fire chief here in Kitsap County wrote a letter to someone in New York City requesting a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, over a year ago. His request was granted and that piece of steel arrived in the county yesterday. It's going to be on display at the Kitsap County Fair and Stampede and after that will be made into a 9-11 memorial.