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Popular Decatur Pastor Remembered
event held to remember the deadly terrorist
attacks of September 11th also remembered a
popular area pastor Sunday.
The 5th annual Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11 was held Sunday evening in Decatur's Central Park.
The American Legion Post 105 holds the fundraiser to provide Christmas gifts to veterans in need.
Pastor B.G. Nevitt was to be the keynote speaker for the memorial service, but he was killed in a motorcycle accident earlier this summer. Organizers said he was really looking forward to today's event.
"Like you couldn't believe," Veterans Assistance Commission Chairman Dave Freyling said. "I mean, he loves the veterans and he loves motorcycle riding, and it's just unfortunate that he had to meet his demise that way. That's why we're going to make it his benefit. From now on it's going to be the B.G. Nevitt memorial ride."
Instead of a keynote speaker, a moment of silence was observed for Nevitt during the memorial service.
Proceeds donated to the American Legion were given in his memory.