Saturday, September 15, 2012

9/11 Firefighter Memorial Ride 2012

Today the Fort Worth Harley Chapter organized a 9/11 Memorial Ride in honor of the firefighters that lost their lives and all firefighters that have and/or currently serve.  The day was perfect.  It was cool and quiet.  The ride was organized so that we visited 4 fire stations and personally thanked the firefighters for their continual service to the community.  We also presented them with gifts of appreciation.  It was quite emotional when you begin to consider that it is very rare, if ever, that anyone ever shows up to thank our firefighters for their service.  So often we simply see their job as just that, a job, and forget these people often put their lives at risk to save us.

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Our last firehouse stop was on the other side of downtown.

The ride ended at the Police and Firefighters Memorial on 7th street just outside of downtown.  This is a tribute to fallen officers throughout Fort Worth history. There is a walk to the memorial that has historical accounts of how officers lost their lives.

Once you arrive at the memorial all the names and dates are shown.  I was able to find one that went all the way back to 1879!

Thank You to all of you that serve.