"Ride for 9-11" to Commence at LAFD Historical Society Museum - Sunday, July 24

Friday, July 22, 2011 |

"Ride for 9-11" is a 3308 mile bicycle ride across the United States to honor and keep alive the memory of those who made the "ultimate sacrifice."  Those 343 Firefighters-lost, and the thousands of other first-responders, civilians and members of our armed forces, who continue to serve our country...should never be forgotten!

"The Ride For 9-11" will commence in Los Angeles at the LAFD Historical Society Museum located at "Old Fire Station 27" on July 24, 2011 with a special ceremony. The event will start at . The riders will depart promptly at .

Several of our own Los Angeles Fire Department, active-duty members will join other Southern California area Firefighters to take part in this ride across America. Together, they will cross 15 states over the next 47 days and will arrive in New York at the FDNY Firefighters Memorial on September 9, 2011 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of "9/11."

The goals of the "Ride for 9-11" are to honor the Public Servants that lost their loves on that horrific day and raise money for two charities: The Leary Firefighters Foundation and the Wounded Warrior Project

Please join us as we wish our riders well in this special ceremony

What:           "Ride for 9-11" Bicycle Ride *Send-off Program*

Where:         LAFD Historical Society Museum ("Old Fire Station 27")
                     1355 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

When:          Sunday, July 24, 2011
                    Opening Remarks/Program: 7:30 am
                    Prompt departure by Riders: 8:15 am

Media Contact:   Jorge Ostrovsky (805) 338-8895 or Mike Ketaily (805) 338-6813


Submitted by Matt Spence,
Spokesman Los Angeles Fire Department


LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

To those who have inquired...

The 'active-duty' members of the Los Angeles Fire Department riding in this 47-day event have planned and prepared extensively. They are devoting accrued vacation and have coordinated shift trades etc. to allow for the time away from work, friends and family to participate in this once in our lifetime event. Learn more at:


Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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