Cumberland Times-News

Opinion

August 6, 2013

America’s 9/11 riders grateful for support they receive here

This letter is to thank all of the Cumberland residents and business owners who have come out over the past years supporting the America’s 9/11 Ride.

This part of the journey is truly heart warming and moving. We hope that you will be able to show the same support for this year’s ride through Cumberland.

On Aug. 16, the America’s 9/11 Ride will be coming through the town of Cumberland at approximately 8:45 to 9:15 am., as they travel from the Pennsylvania crash site of Flight 93 to the Pentagon, and then on to the World Trade Center site.

A small group of approximately 20 bikes will be coming through a few minutes before the main group. This is our fueling team which travels ahead of the main group.  When you hear their rumble you’ll know the main group is soon to follow.  

Our request to the residents and businesses along the route is to support this 9/11 event by coming out to welcome the motorcyclists, from all across America and Canada, as they travel through Cumberland.  

Show your patriotism by waving a flag or just a friendly wave.

The events of Sept. 11, 2001, affected each of us in different ways and many of the people who participate in this event were directly involved. The encouragement of friendly faces or an American Flag waving as the participants go by are emotional moments for many.

The America’s 911 Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit organization that began in response to America being attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. The foundation’s purpose is to “Never forget Sept. 11, 2001”.

Funds raised by the foundation go towards college scholarships for active duty police, fire, and EMS families. In the past four years the foundation has presented $240,000 worth of scholarships to children of first responders. Additionally the foundation donates to local and national police, fire, and EMS organizations.

More information can be found on the web: http://www.americas911foundation.org or by calling (703)771-0118.

Your support is greatly appreciated. God bless you and America!

Theodore K. Sjurseth, president

 America’s 911 Foundation Inc.

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