Decorated cars lined East Sunny Dunes Street in Palm Springs. The organizer of the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Ride said she wanted to recognize the service members killed in Kabul Afghanistan last month.
“God bless every- every hero, especially the 13," said Julianna Balogh, the memorial ride organizer.
Jennifer Thorpe drove from San Diego for the day to show her support.
“We want people to know, that we support our military and that, you know, those soldiers, the soldiers that were that were killed- didn't die in vain," said Thorpe. "And we want their families to know that they have support on this coast.”
William Clay is a Coachella Valley resident. He said he woke up this morning to see the event shared on Facebook and instantly decided to show up.
“I just really want to support the troops for what, you know, all they've done for this country. It's the least we can do," said Clay.
If he could talk to the fallen heroes he would say:
“God bless you. You know, they sacrificed their all for us. So, god bless them," said Clay.
A total of about 30 cars and a couple of motorcycles filled the street. The supporters drove off towards Rancho Mirage Community Park. Where they planned to recognize the fallen heroes with flags from each military branch and their hymns followed by a moment of silence.
“It's tragic what happened, the 13 members that were killed, and I just hope people can remember this and they'll never forget these people," said Clay.