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Completing the Journey of United Flight 93
5 Core Riders, 8 Days, 40 Heroes
Motorcyclists are a charitable bunch and this is another great example. The “Ride with the Forty” has been organized to remember and honor the forty women and men who were killed when their plane crashed near Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001. Another goal is to raise $250,000 for the Flight 93 National Memorial, 100% of all donations will go directly to building the memorial.
On September 3, 2009, the five core motorcycle riders will depart from Newark International Airport at 8:42 a.m., the actual departure location and time of United Flight 93, and will be joined by hundreds of other riders along the approximate 3,000-mile journey.
More details after the jump.
Ride with the Forty, will finish what the 40 heroes could not. We hope that people will join us as we ride to complete their intended flight path and remember their great sacrifice,” said Ken Nacke, member of the Families of Flight 93.
After leaving the Newark International Airport on September 3, the group will stop in Shanksville at the temporary memorial site and will end in San Francisco on September 11. Some of the expected stops will be:
- Joliet, Illinois (Sept 4)
- Omaha, Nebraska (Sept 5)
- Cheyenne, Wyoming (Sept 7)
- Reno, Nevada (Sept 9)
- Union City, California (Sept 10)
The group will be traveling with a temporary memorial, a 6′ by 8′ section of chain link fence where people can attach tribute items. To join the riders, monitor their progress, or donate to the construction of the permanent National Memorial, visit www.ridewiththe40.org. Look for updates from the road and the specific locations of the convoy and traveling temporary memorial.