Motorcyclists ride to remember

By Conor Mooney

July 20, 2013 Updated Jul 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM EDT

Owego, NY (WBNG BInghamton) More than 100 motorcyclists met in Owego Saturday to register for a ride to honor veterans of the Vietnam War.

Riders of the 5th Annual Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway of Valor Tribute Ride registered at the Owego Free Academy before setting off a 98-mile ride up the Route 38 corridor.

Due to the forecast, this year's crowd wasn't as big as it has been in years past, but that didn't stop everyone from hitting the road.

"These vets are tough, they served in Vietnam. I don't think anything could have been worse than that, that was the worst time to be in the service," said Beverly Sales.

Organizer Danny Baker said, "I'm a Vietnam vet, I ride for all Vietnam vets, for Afghanistan vets, Iraqi vets, because soldiers are the only ones who write a check that includes their whole life."

The riders also rode for two Vietnam Medal of Honor recipients, Terrence Graves and Robert Stryker, both of whom grew up on the Route 38 corridor.