Special to Iredell Free News

A motorcade to salute the ultimate sacrifices made by hundreds of thousands of U.S. military service members will end in Statesville on Saturday, May 25.

Burgess Bailey, who has organized the 12th annual Rumble Quake, said it is important to honor those who have died in service to our country. He invites to public to take part in this tribute.

“Freedom is not free!” he explained. “The currency color is not green, gold nor silver. It is red, the color of blood, to acknowledge, honor and remember those who paid the price for our freedom!!”

This year’s motorcade will highlight the sacrifices of Vietnam-era veterans.

Lineup will begin at 10 a.m. at the Obelisk at the Carolina Field of Honor Veterans Memorial in Kernersville. The motorcade will begin its journey at 11 a.m. and travel to The Boat, located at 800 Bailey Farm Road in Statesville. Arrival time in Statesville is estimated between 12:15 and 1 p.m.

The motorcade will be escorted, at various points along the way, by representatives of the N.C. State Highway Patrol (Troop E and Troop F), Kernersville Police Department, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Winston-Salem Police Department, Davie County Sheriff’s Office, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and the Statesville Police Department.

The tribute includes powerful visual displays that representing the brave service members who lost their lives. This display, which is located at the Statesville site, is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.