4th Annual Patriot Ride

Sep 09, 16 4th Annual Patriot Ride
This Ride is also how we show our appreciation to all those that ran into the buildings that’s day and worked the pile. 1000 miles in under 24 hours pushes our endurance to the max, just the same as all the responder’s did for days and weeks following the tragic day of 9/11/01. This is not a fundraising ride, this is just how we decided to spend this day, and hopefully spread more 9/11 awareness of NEVER FORGETING!

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 members 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 Sunday September 11th, 2016 We will have Our 4th Patriot Ride to Honor these Hero’s & Victims.
1000 miles in under 24 hrs. to Remember
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On Sunday September 11th, 2016 We will have Our Patriot Ride to Honor these Hero’s & Victims.

We will be leaving the Veteran Activity Center (2184 Pond Rd Ronkonkoma) at 0300. We will proceed to Ground Zero where will say a prayer for the 2753 people that were killed 15 years ago. (Ground Zero approx. 0400 hrs. near West Side Hwy entrance to Memorial (Memorial will be closed for security reasons for ceremony later that morning) (60 miles)
Proceed to NJ fuel stop (Stockton fuel and rest area mile marker 59) arriving approx. 0500- (75 miles)
Proceed to Maryland House, Maryland, arriving approx. 0630 hrs. (fuel up & breakfast) (110 miles)
Proceed to Arlington National Cemetery (arrival approx. 0900 at main entrance) (80 miles)
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 1000/1030 hrs en-route to Shanksville PA
We will be stopping in Leesburg VA for an early lunch & fuel at approx. 1100/1130 hrs. (50 miles)
We will then proceed to Gettysburg (110 miles) (quick stop & fuel)
The proceed to Shanksville via I-30 (120 miles). After visiting the Flight 93 Memorial we will then stop to visit our friends at the Shanksville Fire Dept. and have dinner there. The Flight 93 Memorial closes at dusk.
Shanksville to New York City (stopping at Carlyle and Allentown for fuel/ coffee as needed) (350 miles)
Return to Ground Zero and then back to Long Island (60 miles)
We should arrive back at Ground Zero at approx. 0000 hrs.

A large fuel tank is recommended, please make sure your bike is serviced prior to this ride, and your tires are good. This is a Sunday and there will not be any open service shops long the routes.

(Where ever we are at 0845, 0903, 0943 & 1010 hrs we will dismount and stand for a moment of silence)

This is my 4th year Honoring those lost on 9/11 by doing this ride and visiting all 3 sacred sites, last year we rode almost 1500 miles on 9/11 adding Norfolk Virginia to our itinerary, but decised to go back to 1000 miles so that we can be off the bike for our stops and spend more time at Arlington, Shanksville and Leesburg

I can also be reached by cell phone 631.294.5248 / email frankb@bootsonthegroundny.com if you have any questions about the ride, or thinking about joining us

 

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