Patriot Ride – 9/11

Aug 23, 13 Patriot Ride – 9/11

The September 11 attacks resulted in 2,977 immediate (attack time) deaths. The immediate deaths include 246 victims on the four planes (from which there were no survivors), 2,587 in New York City in the World Trade Center and on the ground, and 125 at the Pentagon. About 292 people were killed at street level by burning debris and falling bodies of those who had jumped or fallen from the World Trade Center’s windows. All the deaths in the attacks were civilians except for 55 military personnel killed at the Pentagon. There were 417 first responders killed. 55 Active duty service member were killed. 40 people were killed on Flight 93. Some immediate victims were not added to the list until years later.

The news media has traditionally described the attacks as the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since Pearl Harbor, but in fact there were several hundred more casualties on September 11, 2001 than there were in the December 1941 Pearl Harbor ambush. Not since the last battles of the Civil War had there been a domestic assault with greater loss of life.

On Wednesday September 11th, 2013 we will have our Patriot Ride to Honor these Hero’s & Victims.

I will be leaving Ronkonkoma at 0300 and proceeding to Ground Zero where will say a prayer for the 2753 people that were killed 12 years ago
Ground Zero approx. 0345-0400 hrs. (Barclay & Greenwich Streets)
Proceed to NJ fuel stop (Molly Pitcher mile marker 72 southbound) approx. 0430-0445hrs
Proceed to Chesapeake House, Maryland, approx. 0615-0630 hrs.
Proceed to Arlington National Cemetery (arrival approx. 0845 at main entrance)
(Where ever we are at 0845 and 0903 we will dismount and stand for a moment of silence)
We will pay our respects to Service members Killed in Action due to the Wars that started on 9/11/01, stopping at section 60.
Leave Arlington at 0930/0945 en-route to Shanksville PA
We will be dismounting near the Pentagon to say a prayer for the 184 people that were killed on the morning on 9/11/01
We will be stopping in Leesburg VA for a early lunch at approx. 1030 hrs.
After a 45-60 minute stop in Leesburg we will proceed to Shanksville PA, arrival at Shanksville PA approx. 1500/1530 hours.
We will be saying a prayer in Shanksville for the 40 people that were killed that morning
We will stop for fuel as needed between Arlington, Shanksville and NY.
We should arrive back at Ground Zero at approx. 2230/2300 hrs.

This ride is open to all riders, please feel free to meet us along the route anywhere or pull off anywhere.
I will be monitoring CB channel 11 that morning.
And can also be reached by cell phone 631.294.5248 / email frankebnyc@aol.com

Never Forget & Always Honor,
Frank Bania

America must never be allowed to Forget.
We ride for awareness, we ride for patriotism, we ride for America!

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