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Holly Katke (center) plants the first flag on Pepperdine University’s lawn Saturday, Sept. 8, with assistance from Craig Remsburg (left) and Katke’s 12-year-old daughter, Leah. Katke, a retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, was the honoree for the 11th annual Ride to the Flags, held later that day. Photos by Suzy Demeter/22nd Century Media
(Left to right) Fidel and Daisy Bobadilla, Kyle and Alex Moser, Anna and Jed Morgan, and Leah and Holly Katke gather Saturday, Sept. 8, in front of the flags the wounded warriors planted at Pepperdine University as part of its Sept. 11 memorial display.
Jed Morgan salutes the flat he planted prior to White Heart Foundation’s 11th annual Ride to the Flags.
Kyle Moser (center) plants a flag with help from Craig and Annie Remsburg, the parents of Cory Remsburg. Cory Remsburg, a U.S. Army veteran who was injured in Afghanistan, was the honoree for Ride to the Flags V.
Barbara Burke, Freelance Reporter
2:29 pm PDT September 9, 2018
Early on a marine-layered Malibu morning on Pepperdine’s expansive lawn, Holly Katke, a wounded, retired U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, slowly made her way down the lawn’s steep slope to plant the first flag in the annual Waves of Flags display.