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Expect caravan of fire trucks, police Thursday morning on I-5 through Whatcom

Drivers on Interstate 5 on Thursday, Sept. 11, might see a caravan of motorcycles and emergency vehicles — including law-enforcement officers and firefighters from Whatcom County — on their way to a 9/11 ceremony at the Canadian border.

The ride is scheduled to start about 8 a.m. in Anacortes and should travel through Bellingham about 8:30 a.m. The caravan will be using the left lane of Interstate 5.

Along the way, the caravan will be visible from overpasses. All times should be considered approximate, to allow for traffic delays.

At the border, a solemn ceremony honoring 9/11 victims is planned at Peace Arch State Park, followed by a free lunch of hamburgers and hot dogs and a chance to meet the participants. No passport will be required as long as visitors remain in the park. A seasonal Discover Pass or day-use pass is required for parking in the park.

For more information, go to 911memorialride.org.

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