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Vigil Held in Honor of Motorcyclists Killed in NH Crash

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    Vigil Held for 7 Killed in NH Crash

    There was an incredible show of support Wednesday night in Whitman, Massachusetts, to pay their respects to the motorcyclists killed in a crash in New Hampshire.

    (Published Wednesday, June 26, 2019)

    A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday night for the seven motorcyclists killed in a New Hampshire crash.

    The at the VFW post in Whitman, Massachusetts, supporters gathered to mourn the victims.

    "We just couldn't believe what happened, in a matter of minutes," said veteran Paul Riccelli.

    And it was a tremendous outpouring of support.

    Thousands of people, mostly veterans, came together from all over New England to raise money for the victims and their families.

    Motorcycles could be seen lining the street for as far as the eye could see.

    "Whether you're in the Marine Corps, the Air Force, Navy, Coast Guard, we are all brothers, and we all stick together," said Riccelli.

    Veteran Don Laliberte also came out in support.

    "When one falls, we all fall, and that's why we want to show strong, strong support for this whole group here and their families because they really need it," he said.

    The victims were part of the Jarheads, a motorcycle club for Marine veterans and their spouses.

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    They were headed to a fundraiser at an American Legion Post on Route 2 in Randolph, New Hampshire, when a pickup truck hauling a trailer crashed into them.

    Edward and Joanne Corr of Lakeville, Massachusetts, were also members of Whitman VFW post.

    Those who came out grieved their loss and were still trying to comprehend how this could have happened.

    "We're just blown away how this happened and can't understand why," said Laliberte. "Why did it happen?"

    A GoFundMe had raised close to $500,000 for the victims as of Wednesday night, and it's unclear how much money was raised at the VFW post.

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