'Obnoxious' bikers a poor commemoration of 9/11

August 24, 2011

A reader finds the motorcycle caravans commemorating the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks an empty, self-serving gesture by publicity-seeking bikers who enjoy disrupting traffic in order to see themselves on TV

As a former New York City bus driver who witnessed the horror of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, I find the "patriotic" motorcycle caravans, such as the recent one through Harford County on I-95, an empty, self-serving gesture by obnoxious, publicity-seeking bikers who enjoy disrupting traffic in order to see themselves on the evening news.

If they really wanted to make their feelings about 9/11 known, they would get involved in one of the many charitable organizations benefiting the victims and families of that tragedy — and leave the roads open to legitimate travelers and people going to work.

Bob Giliberti, Ft. Mill, S.C.

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