18th Anniversary of Never Forget 9/11 Ceremony Sunday September 8th at John F Kennedy Park in Brook Park Ohio

On Sunday morning September 8th, the 18th Anniversary of “NEVER FORGET 9/11” CEREMONY will begin at 10:30 AM at the Brook Park “John F Kennedy Park” located at 17095 Sylvia Drive to honor and remember the 2977 victims of the four hijacked airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and the fields of Shanksville PA. The 102 minutes that we shall never FORGET began at 8:46 AM when American Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower; 9:03 AM United flight 175 crashes into the South Tower; 9:37 AM American Flight 77 crashes into the Pentagon; 9:59 AM South Tower of WTC collapses; 10:06 AM United Flight 93 crashes into fields of Schanksville and finally10:28 AM the North Tower 0f WTC collapses.

During the Ceremony we will read the names of the 125 men and women who were killed in the Pentagon when American Flight 77 crashed into the building. We will also honor the memory of the 7010 Fallen Heroes from Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, including the 49 Marines from the Brook Park Ohio 3/25 Marine Reserve. John “KIKS” Kikol, organizer expects in excess of 500 motorcyclist in attendance and will be riding in the Processional Ride beginning at 11:00 PM. Speakers include 3/25 Marine Captain Nate Stinson and Charles McGeever who served for five months at Ground Zero after the collapse of the twin towers. The Ceremony is open to the public, please bring portable seats as there is limited seating available.

Upon conclusion of the Ceremony at 11:00 AM there will be a police escorted processional motorcycle ride to Lake Erie Harley Davidson in Avon Ohio for food and entertainment. The route will travel through Brook Park, Metro Park, North Olmsted, Fairview Park, Westlake, Rocky River, Bay Village, Avon Lake and Avon. No cost to participate and all motorcycles are welcome. All riders and passengers must sign a waiver and it is recommended that you be an experienced rider to participate in the Processional Ride. It is expected that the ride will conclude at 12:10 at Lake Erie Harley Davidson. The public along the route are encouraged to express their support for the procession. The Ceremony and Processional Ride will take place regardless of the weather so please come prepared in the event of rain. Please note that the route has changed due to construction issues in Westlake and Avon Lake.

For more information please contact John “KIKS” Kikol at kiksharley@aol.com or call 440-263-8121

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