Motorcyclists go on charity ride to honor slain Marine

Members of the Patriot Guard Riders observe a moment of prayer during a memorial service for Lance Cpl. Squire Wells, known as "Skip," at Sprayberry High School where he attended on July 21, 2015, in Marietta, Ga. Crowds gathered at the suburban Atlanta high school to remember the Marine who was fatally shot in an attack on military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn.

MARIETTA, Ga. - More than 1,000 motorcyclists packed Sprayberry High School's parking lot on Aug. 1 to "take care of their own."

Riders from Cobb and neighboring counties drove a mixture of motorcycles, decked out with American and Marine Corps flags, in a 110-mile charity ride to Chattanooga, led by Marine veteran Jason Weeks, to honor Lance Cpl. Skip Wells, a slain Marietta Marine who was fatally shot at a reservist center in Tennessee last month.

Wells, a 21-year-old Sprayberry High School graduate, was one of five military members killed in the July shooting.

Supporters lined the school's parking lot mid-morning on Aug. 1 to donate money and show support to Wells' family.