This Memorial Day weekend several local events are honoring veterans who fought and served for our country.
But it's likely few are as loud as the Smoky Mountain Thunder Memorial ride, Sunday.
Around 2,500 motorcyclists rode from the Sevier County Courthouse Sunday morning up to Veterans Overlook on Clinch Mountain to honor our veterans.
This is the event's 12th year.
Organizers say it all began with a small ad in a newspaper and 75 motorcycles the first year.
Since then, more and more people have shown up to honor veterans.
"It gets bigger and better every year," said founder Ron Giddis. "Entertainment is great. The main thing is all these people come out every year and it's more and more every year and it's for the same reason and that's to pay tribute to our fallen military."
Hundreds more showed up to watch the procession and waved their flags, honked their horns and snapped pictures.
If you would like to help out next year, you can go to their website here.