In the 20 years following 9/11, hundreds of thousands of brave men and women enlisted in our country’s armed forces tasked with executing The War on Terror. Many of those volunteers didn’t make it home. In June of 2004, on the banks of the Illinois River in Marseilles, Illinois, a monument was dedicated to those who made the ultimate sacrifice to our country while serving in the Middle East. The Illinois Motorcycle Freedom Run is the organization of volunteers who took it upon themselves to build this grand edifice with the purpose of not only remembering their service, but to help console their loved ones that they left behind. CBS 2 Photojournalist Christopher McKnight shares this story.

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