Thursday, September 11, 2008

6 Memorial Beam Message

Today was the 7th anniversary of September 11.

I joined hundreds of New Yorkers to sign one of two 37 foot steel beams from the collapsed WTC towers. This week, the beams will be finally put in place at Ground Zero as part of the new Freedom Tower Memorial in Lower Manhattan.

I saw many hundreds of heart warming messages and it was difficult to even find a spot to write on.

But I'll tell you this... there's just one bike on the beam.

I'll Remember You When I Ride - Ron


  1. Anonymous10:59 PM

    ur part of history!

  2. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Thank you for your message about groud zero. I attended services at the United Flight 93 site near Shanksvile, PA. The bells tolled for the Heroes and rang for Liberty. Flight 93 site is on a PA bikeway, well marked by signs. "Let's Roll".

  3. Really? On a bikepath you mean? I didn't know that...

  4. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Not a bikepath. PA has road trails marked by signs all through the state. Corridors N,E,S and W. A few use rail-trails as part of the route, but mostly its is back roads that are appropriate. The E-W corridors can be very hilly, over ridge and valley topography. Maps are available somewhere in the Commonwealth website. Bring your climbing bike.

  5. I was surprised to see not many people at the signing out here... maybe because it was a weekday? I also think it wasn't promoted well, and here it is - the signing is over and beams are ready to be put in place.

  6. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Im glad you went. US President George W Bush has led commemorations of the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, which left nearly 3,000 people dead.

    Moments of silence were held at the times four hijacked passenger planes hit the Twin Towers in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.

    In Washington, Mr Bush dedicated a new memorial at the Department of Defense to 184 people killed there.

    "The worst day in America's history saw some of the bravest acts," he said.

    "Since 9/11 our troops have taken the fight to the terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them here at home," he added.

    "Thanks to the brave men and women and all those who work to keep us safe there has not been another attack on our soil in 2,557 days."

    Names of those who died in the attacks were read out in New York

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    The attacks, which led President Bush to declare the US "war on terror", are regarded as the defining moment of the president's time in office.

    In downtown Manhattan, thousands of people gathered as relatives of victims from more than 90 countries read out a roll call of the 2,751 people killed in New York.


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