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Volume XXVIII, Number 5944
Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

Parkies Participate In Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride

On Thursday, August 15, Brooklyn Chief of Recreation LeRoy Temple and APSW John Damour embarked on their second four day journey with the Americas 911 Foundation for the Annual 9/11 Memorial Ride.

During this ride hundreds of bikers paid tribute to the 12th anniversary of September 11, 2011. The group ventured from New Jersey to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia back through New Jersey and closed in New York City at the World Trade Center site. The group of participants were led by police escort and welcomed by crowds, first responders and American flags in numerous towns along the way.

The Americas 911 Foundation is a non-for profit that actively supports those who put their lives on the line through donations and fundraising with rides like this. They have presented scholarships to more than 70 children of First Responders totaling $210,000 and donated more than $250,000 to first responder departments and their families. In addition, the foundation has presented 11 brand new police Harley-Davidson Motorcycles to escorting departments.

LeRoy and John look forward to collaborating with more Parkie bikers in the near future for a five borough tour. They hope that our city agency can have more of a presence honoring and commemorating our fallen heroes, innocent victims and volunteers in the future. To learn more about this ride or to make a donation visit the Americas 911 Foundation website Feel free to contact LeRoy Temple for more information on future rides as a Parkie collaboration at or (718) 965 – 6980.


“Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely the people who got there first.”

Peter Ustinov
(1921 - 2004)
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