Motorcycle procession in Ferndale Saturday to honor Vietnam vet


FERNDALE - Motorists should expect some delays on Main Street around noon Saturday, May 18, as 150 or more motorcyclists ride through Ferndale to honor a former resident and Vietnam War veteran who died April 24.

John Fassett, a 67-year-old Sandy Point resident, was a motorcycle enthusiast who graduated from Ferndale High School in 1963, joined the U.S. Army and served a tour in Vietnam.

Fassett also worked at the ARCO Cherry Point Refinery for 25 years, served as a volunteer firefighter for Ferndale, and volunteered for Old Settlers Association and Ferndale Heritage Society.

Around 12:15 p.m. Saturday, the motorcyclists will roll down Main Street from Douglas Road on their way to the southbound entrance of Interstate 5. Military veterans of the Freedom Riders organization will lead the group.

From I-5, the motorcyclists will travel to a memorial service at American Legion Post 7 on Bellingham's West Bakerview Road.

Reach KIE RELYEA at or call 715-2234.

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