9-11 Memorial Charity Ride
20th Anniversary of 9-11-2001
YORK COUNTY, SC-------UNBELIEVABLE! September 11, 2001 began as a normal workday for most Americans. That did not last long, four commercial airliners were hijacked and crashed within an hour and 17 minutes. Three of the planes hit their desired targets on US soil. The fourth was crashed on US soil by revolting passengers who refused to allow their plane to accomplish the hijackers goal.
Immediate numbers for loss of life were as follows:
That number has only increased due to First Responder deaths related to their response to these incidents.
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When the opportunity arose to receive a piece of steel from one of the fallen towers, the Bethesda Fire Department applied for it. They were awarded a piece of the steel beam and a local effort was started to raise funding to create a specially designed Memorial at the existing Training Facility on Ogden Rd, Rock Hill, SC.
This effort consisted of individual donations of money, material, and labor as well as a Motorcycle Ride that included 400 motorcycles, several street rod and vintage cars, a flat-bed truck carrying the beam and multiple Emergency Vehicles.
Saturday, September 11, 2021 will be the 20th Anniversary of this horrific attack.
To reinforce the slogan “ NEVER FORGET” the Comporium Pioneers will be hosting the 911 Memorial Motorcycle Ride. This event is a Charity Fundraiser.
All profits from this event will be used as operating money for the Pioneer Club to continue its Charitable work in the local communities of Fort Mill, Lancaster, and Rock Hill. Registration fees include a Collectible Ride Shirt.
The event will begin in the parking lot of the York County Complex, 933 Heckle Blvd, Rock Hill, SC. This lot is on the corner of Heckle Blvd and Cherry Road. It will end at the new York County Fire Safety Complex located at 2500 McFarland Rd, York, SC. The Monument was relocated from its original location when the facility was built.
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There will be acknowledgements that occur at the starting point to REMEMBER the CRASH TIMES. Followed by a Guided Ride throughout Rural York County. This will be a relaxed Memorial Ride, any street legal vehicle, motorcycle, car, etc. will be welcome to register and participate. Any vehicle other than motorcycles will ride at the end of the procession for Safety Reasons. It will be led by Emergency Service Vehicles. Upon arrival at the York Site, there will be a brief program at the Memorial, followed by other planned events.
Pre-Registration is imperative and will be the only way to guarantee receipt of the properly sized shirt for registered participants.