FDNY firefighters bike through Grand Strand on 1,400-mile ride

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A group of New York firefighters traveled through the Grand Strand Thursday afternoon to show their support to the military community.

"We all decided to do this because we love our country - nobody sacrifices more four our country than the military and the families of our military," said FDNY's Kieran Wilhelm. "It's the perfect opportunity to recognize them."

They are riding their bikes from Ground Zero in New York City to a Navy SEAL museum in Florida, transporting a 14-foot steel beam from the rubble of the World Trade Center. That's about a 1,400-mile ride.

The firefighters get plenty of support from the communities they visit during the 18-day bike ride, including here in Myrtle Beach where firefighters from Horry County Fire Resuce greeted them along with "I Will Survive" singer Gloria Gaynor.

To learn more about the ride and the Navy SEAL Museum, visit: https://navysealmuseum.com/