SPARTA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Dozens of motorcycles and classic cars traveled from north and south to downtown Sparta Thursday evening for the Freedom Cruise Honor Ride remembering fallen Navy SEAL David Warsen.
One group of riders came from Davenport University south of Grand Rapids. The other came from Newaygo.
Warsen, from Kentwood, died in the line of duty in 2012. He and 10 others were killed when their helicopter was shot down over Afghanistan.
His family participated in events in Sparta Thursday evening. They were presented with a special flag.
In addition to the ceremony, there were bands, food, and family entertainment.
Freedom Cruise events last all weekend, including a Saturday night concert at the new amphitheater at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. Warsen was honored again before the concert, when a portrait of him was unveiled.