Michael and I on the trike[/caption] Michael and I are so excited to be participating in the 15th Annual – and FINAL – America’s 911 Ride August this year August 19-21 2016 and we are asking for YOUR HELP in supporting this worthy cause. America’s 911 Ride is the largest police escorted motorcycle ride from: Shanksville, PA to the Pentagon and then to the World Trade Center. Honoring First Responders (EMS, FIRE, Police) for the last 15 years. Remembering ALL those who lost their lives on 9/11. The America’s 9/11 Ride is about Remembering the Heroes, Volunteers and Victims who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 and since. (The Annual Memorial Ride takes place in August respecting each site and the survivors, allowing them to mourn during September) We will join with a large group in Gettysburg, PA and ride into Shanksville on 8/18 and the next morning, which officially starts the ride, the entire group will ride to the Flight 93 Memorial in honor of the victims. Then, after the Flight 93 Memorial, we will travel – fully escorted by active duty motorcycle police – to Arlington where we will stay the night. Then we will drive by the Pentagon on Saturday, 8/20 honoring the victims with prayer, then head to New York. We will stay the night in NY City and the next morning we will ride to the World Trade Center. This is especially poignant for Michael and I. He is a retired firefighter/paramedic who lost 343 of his brothers and sisters on 9/11 and my family lost a cousin on Flight 11. When we participated in the ride two years ago, it was the most moving experience of my life. The way that people responded to us driving en mass through their towns was incredible and still gives me chills when I think of it. I will be posting to our blogs and Facebook along the way so you can share in our trip. The America’s 911 Ride (Hosted by the America’s 911 Foundation, Inc. since 2003) raises funds in order to provide scholarships, and more.
Join us in paying tribute to the 15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001. This commemorative Motorcycle Ride is in Remembrance of those who served, protected, lost their lives, and to the volunteers who lost their lives that tragic day. The foundation actively supports those who put their lives on the line for each of us every day. So far the foundation has presented scholarships to children of First Responders totaling $330,000. The foundation has donated additionally more than $530,000 to First Responders Departments and their families. Each year we present 15 – $2,000 college scholarships will be awarded to family members of active First Responders. General Donations can be directly made to this fund. The foundation has presented 14 brand new police Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to escorting departments. Donations scheduled for 2016 The foundations will be making the following donations: – Announcing those who received the 15 – $2,000 college scholarships. – Presenting an escorting officer’s department with a New 2016 FLHTPIWe are so proud to be a part of this cause and ask you to join us in our efforts. To sponsor us, please visit the America’s 911 Ride website “Sponsor a Participant” page. When you are donating please enter Michael McCabe for the participant you wish to sponsor. Your sponsorship is tax deductible and you will get an email receipt to use for taxes. Our goal is to raise $2000.00. When you donate, please email me so we can keep track. If you would rather donate another way, please email me (Yes, it is still tax deductible). Remember, this is not for us, it is all in support of the America’s 911 Foundation’s Efforts for First Responders, so please give generously. Thank you for your help. Michael & Kathy McCabe]]>