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Veteran Steve Wortham regularly honors fallen heroes with group motorcycle escorts at memorial services, including those of his own family

An uncle of his who fought in Normandy and was wounded in action on D-Day died in 2019 at the age of 97.

“That’s one of the tougher ones I had to do,” Wortham said. “I told my cousin and his daughter many years ago that if they wanted us, just let me know when the time was needed, and we would be there.”

Wortham rides with the Patriot Guard Riders, a nationwide nonprofit that ensures dignity and respect at memorial services for fallen military heroes, first responders and honorably discharged veterans. 

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