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9/11 Day of Service and Rememberance
9/11 Tribute Center Volunteers Build Bicycles
for Children of Active Duty Servicemembers
More than 500 volunteers and workers from companies affected on 9/11 take part to mark National Day of Service and Remembrance.
(New York - Sept. 6 2012) - Today, more than 500 volunteers from the 9/11 Tribute Center began assembling 400 bicycles for children of active duty military members in observance of the forthcoming National Day of Service and Rememberance. The special event, held in partnership with the USO, was held at the Intrepid Air & Sea Museum at Pier 86 on the West Side of Manhattan.
This is the fourth consecutive year that 9/11 Tribute Center has organized a service event. Jennifer Adams, CEO said, "9/11 Tribute Center volunteers share their personal stories every day at the 9/11 Memorial, providing memorable, impactful tours for the visiting public. Organizing today's event for a broader range of volunteers, who are survivors and who lost colleagues on September 11, 2001, shares the spirit of remembering 9/11 in a positive way, and allows them to give back to our military and their families."
The program was began by the USO after service members repeatedly told them that the best way to help them would be to help their families - many of whom are dealing with multiple deployments. "This program is just one way we demonstrate America's gratitude for the service and sacrifice made by military families." said Brian Whiting, the Metro NY Chief Executive Officer of the USO.
For the fourth consecutive year, in honor of the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, volunteers from companies which were affected by 9/11 -including BNY Mellon, American Express, AON, Cadwalader, Deutsche Bank, KBW, Marsh & McLennan, Morgan Stanley, Sandler O'Neill Partners, and Zurich- will assemble bikes for military families from the tri-state region to demonstrate support for the service and sacrifice of America's troops. In addition to the bikes, each child will receive a helmet to ensure that they are safely able to enjoy the use of their new bike. BNY Mellon is the presenting sponsor of the event.
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Company photos from the event:
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Cantor Fitzgerald BGC Partners
Keefe Bruyette & Woods
Marsh & McLennan Companies
Sandler O'Neill + Partners, L.P.