STATESVILLE, N.C. -- Friends, family and strangers will gather for the family of a fallen volunteer firefighter and his family.

An escorted memorial ride to honor Marco Kauffman will begin at 11 a.m. in the Statesville Walmart s parking lot. The drive ends in Salisbury.

This follows a flapjack breakfast at the next door Applebee s, which begins at 7 a.m.

All proceeds will benefit Marco s baby, Marcus Landon Kauffman.

Find more information on the memorial Facebook page.

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