America's 9/11 Ride - Founded in 2001

News Articles from Across the Nation for the 2007 Event

 

 

Tribune-Democrat

Published: July 19, 2007 11:35 pm

America’s 9/11 Ride plans record-breaking run

BY KECIA BAL
The Tribune-Democrat
 

SOMERSET To this day, Listie fire Chief Scott Yachere can name – off the top of his head – how many New York City firefighters were killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: 343.  “Paid or volunteer, we’re all brothers,” Yachere said at a meeting to prepare for the Somerset County leg of the seventh annual America’s 9/11 Ride.  It’s that spirit of honoring everyday heroes that makes the ride meaningful, he said.  The motorcycle ride, which takes riders to the crash site in Shanksville, the Pentagon and New York City, is meant to honor first responders such as fire, police and EMS personnel.  “They put their lives on the line every day,” said Rick Flick, vice president of the America’s 9/11 Foundation Inc., based in Leesburg, Va.  The event is the foundation’s biggest fundraiser.   This year, the organization has awarded more than $30,000 in college scholarships for children of first responders.   Since the first ride in November 2001, foundation members have raised more than $170,000 and donated it to responders, as well as their families and departments.  It is the largest police escorted ride to visit all three sites, Flick said.  This year, organizers expect between 700 and 1,000 bikers to make the journey.  The group will be in Somerset Aug. 16, when organizers are planning events for locals. This year, they are focusing on making it a family friendly affair with kids’ activities, bands and food. Those activities are to be held from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Highland Harley-Davidson in Somerset.  “First responders lay their lives on the line,” Flick said. “This is the time for the community to be here for them.”  More information is available at americas911ride.org.

 

Loudoun Times Mirror- Leesburg, VA  (click here)

 

Daily American - Somerset, PA

http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2007/08/16/video_galleries/video747.txt

http://www.dailyamerican.com/articles/2007/08/15/news/news803.txt

 

Brain Bucket (click here)

 

Hagerstown Herald
http://www.herald-mail.com/?module=displaystory&story_id=172782&format=html

 

News Transcripts

http://newstranscript.gmnews.com/news/2007/0808/Front_page/018.html

 

Gettysburg PA,  Evening Sun

http://www.eveningsun.com/localnews/ci_6628738

 

Leesburg Today

http://www.leesburg2day.com/articles/2007/08/20/entertainment/cal993cycle082007.txt

 

Cumberland Newpapers

http://www.times-news.com/local/local_story_230083832.html

 

9/11 rituals of sadness repeat themselves at NYC firehouse   (foundation’s mentioned near the bottom of article)
Newsday - Long Island,NY,USA
 


Rituals of Sadness Repeat at Firehouse
  - same article as above but on a news site not newspaper  
News Channel 7 - SC,USA
 

His last ride was for a good cause  -  
phillyBurbs.com - Philadelphia,PA,USA