9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance
Join the 9/11 Tribute Center for our annual 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance volunteer event. Together, we remember loved ones, friends and colleagues and celebrate the spirit of resilience and compassion we experienced in the aftermath of 9/11.
The 9/11 Tribute Center’s eighth annual 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance event was a great success! On September 21st, over 500 volunteers from companies that were directly impacted by 9/11 gathered at the Lexington Avenue Armory to build hundreds of bikes to donate to the children of the 75th Ranger Regiment, as well as the FDNY and NYPD.
Working in teams of four, volunteers built each bike for a specific child. Once built, they were inspected to make sure they were ready to ride. Then, volunteers decorated each bike with ribbons and wrote a special, personal note to the child who would be receiving it.
Outside of the Armory, bikes and helmets were loaded directly on to Apex Xpress trucks bound for the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington.
Seeing the excitement and smiles on the faces of the children this morning was overwhelming. Knowing that their families have missed birthdays, holidays and special occasions together because of their deployment makes this especially meaningful. – Lee Ielpi, 9/11 Tribute Center President & Co-founder
Thank you to all the companies that participated in our 2016 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance event:
Special thanks to the following companies, individuals and departments that donated services and equipment: Apex Xpress Inc., FDNY, NYPD, PAPD, and the US ARMY.
Together, we remembered loved ones, friends and colleagues and celebrated the spirit of resilience and compassion we experienced in the aftermath of 9/11.
The Tribute Center’s 9/11 National Day of Service & Remembrance project ia uniquely meaningful, and unite companies that have so diligently worked to rebuild and sustain Lower Manhattan. To get involved, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 422-3520 ext.112.