"Brotherhood Ride" honors fallen

Published: May. 30, 2014 at 10:20 AM CDT
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Houston, TX - 45 first responders with the "Brotherhood Ride" are traveling 100 miles on bicycles from West to Bryan-College Station in memory of 19 Texas firefighters killed in the line of duty last year.

It's the final day of the nine day journey from Louisiana through the lone star state for 45 first responders who are cycling for the 19 lives lost in the line of duty last year. A stream of emergency vehicles led the way for the "Brotherhood Ride" who made an emotional and difficult trek through eight Texas cities including West, where 12 firefighters lost their lives in a plant explosion in April last year.

One rider says this journey is physically and emotionally tough, but says neither the rain or the pain he feels in his knees and in his heart would stop him. The ride ends in Houston. The "Brotherhood Ride" started in 2007 as a way to provide emotional and financial support to the families of first responders.