SWANSEA, Mass. (WPRI) - A few weeks after a bridge was named in his honor, a fallen soldier from Swansea, Massachusetts was honored by his community once again.
Sergeant Kyle Harrington died in Iraq back in 2011 in a forklift accident. He was 24, married, and the father of two children.
"He had these crazy antics," Harrington's wife, Faith, said. "You just couldn't help laugh with him... he would make you smile."
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Sunday morning, a group of community members - including Harrington's wife, Faith Harrington - hosted their annual bike run, an event featuring more than a hundred motorcycles hitting the road together in memory of the fallen soldier.
"Every year it's so overwhelming to know people come out and help us honor Kyle," Faith Harrington said. "They don't have to, but they do. And they're all in such good spirits and happy to do it, and it just means the world to us."
The annual event raised funds for Harrington's scholarship fund that helps Joseph Case High School students who are planning on pursuing criminal justice careers.
Almost two weeks ago, on Independence Day, an area bridge was officially dedicated to Harrington.
"It's Daddy Month," Faith said. "We've got the bridge, the bike run, his birthday... it's nice."