Monday, September 10, 2012

2,977 American Flags May We Never Forget

Saturday morning, Lou and I went to the annual Fall Flea Market at Putty Hill Park.  As we neared the park we saw American Flags in front of Parkville Police Station and Fire Station. We then noticed the line of flags on Putty Hill Avenue.  They lined both sides of the street for probably close to a mile...between Harford Road and Old Harford Road
in Baltimore County.  This was quite an inspiring sight.
 We live just 2 miles from this section of Putty Hill Avenue and did not know of this yearly event in memory of the victims of September 11th. 
2,977 American Flags in
Remembrance of each life taken on 9/11

Patriot Day Ride 2012
Article from

Motorcycle riders will take to the streets on Saturday September 8th in remembrance of the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
Riders will gather at Chesapeake Harley Davidson in Darlington at 8 am and will take part in 6 moments of silence beginning at 8:46 am, the time that American Airlines Fight 11 crashed into the North tower of the WTC.
Other activities include; the Pledge of Allegiance ledge by area fire fighters and playing of the National Anthem.
Riders will depart at 11:30 am along with Honorary Ride Captain Kenny Nacke whose older brother Joseph Nacke III was a passenger on United Flight 93 which crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Kenny is a Detective with the Baltimore County Police Department.
The ride will travel south on RT 1 than make a right onto Harford Rd ending on Putty Hill Ave in Parkville, where they will ride through the “Path of Honor” which will be 2,977 American flags set to honor each and every victim and hero of 9/11.
Organizer – Chuck Ritz encourages area residents to come out in support of the riders along the ride route from 11:30 am –12:30 pm and join us in helping to keep our promise of Never Forgetting 9/11.
Event proceeds benefit the Flight 93 National Memorial and Metro Burn Fund.

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1 comment:

  1. That's really a nice tribute to those who died needlessly on 9/11.