Five Years of Dixie Thunder Run in Meridian

Over one thousand motorcyclists from around the country Saturday rolled into the Queen City for the fifth annual Dixie Thunder Run.

Many of the participants are veterans or are family of veterans. Money raised during this event will go straight to operation first response which helps support the soldiers loved ones who are left behind. The duties they hold back at home can be stressful and emotionally taxing.

"Most of the bikers are either veterans or active duty or have family members that are. Those that don't, do it out of love to help the soldiers and the Airmen Navy, Coast Guard all of them," said event organizer Larry Spencer.

Every year the event takes place at Chunky River Harley-Davidson.

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