Tribute to the Troops motorcycle rally rumbles through Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Over 150 motorcycles rode through Charlotte this weekend to honor "Gold Star Families" who have lost family members serving in the military.

The group visited the home of five area families over the two-day ride, one of which was WBTV's own Nick Ochsner and wife Sarah Blake Morgan. Ochsner's father James died in Afghanistan in 2005.

The tribute was founded by singer-songwriter Rocky Lynne.

Photojournalist Jordan Sawyers created a video essay of the ceremony. Click here to watch video.

Watch for a complete report tonight at 11 on WBTV News.

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