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9/11 Day of Service and Rememberance
9/11 Tribute Center Volunteers Assemble Bicycles
for Children of Active Military
600 Employees From Companies Affected by 9/11
Volunteer for National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance
Employees from companies affected by the terrorist attacks of 9/11 came together to remember their friends and colleagues and to celebrate the spirit of community on September 26, 2013. 600 volunteers joined the 9/11 Tribute Center, assembling 400 bicycles for children of active military in observance of the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. The special event, held in partnership with the USO, was at the 69th Regiment Armory on Lexington Avenue.
This is the fifth consecutive year the 9/11 Tribute Center has held a service event for the National 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance. 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."
Special guests attended, such as Greg Kelly from FOX 5 News, FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano and FDNY Chief of Department Edward Kilduff. Volunteers from companies affected by 9/11 assembled bikes including:
"Whether they're deployed or transitioning back into civilian life, our troops need to know that their families are being taken care of so they can focus on their work at hand. BNY Mellon is committed to supporting both active and returning military personnel and is proud to join with the USO and the 9/11 Tribute Center to give back to local military families," said Daisey Holmes, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs at BNY Mellon. "The fact that so many of our employees volunteer for this event year after year demonstrates the deep commitment our company has for this cause and how much we appreciate everything our troops do to support our country."
Army members from Fort Hamilton helped volunteers assemble bikes. Bikes were distributed to military families at Fort Hamilton, NY and to Naval Station Norfolk, VA including families of the crews of the USS NEW YORK and USS ARLINGTON. Both ships were commissioned and named in memory of the attacks of 9/11.
Special thanks to the following companies and departments that donated services and equipment: Bobby Cerchione, Apex Xpress Inc., FDNY, NYPD, PAPD, and US Army from Fort Hamilton, NY.