Honoring our nation’s first responders and remembering the fallen every September 11th is a tradition that many proud Americans partake in across the country.
This includes the founder and president of 9/11 Promise nonprofit, Jen Depoto. She is devoted to her work of paying tribute to our nation’s heroes.
A dedicated collection of runners and cyclists will commemorate this week’s anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks by traveling from Arlington to New York City on Monday. Participants in the “9/11 Promise Run” are leaving the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington and are traveling over the next three days to Shanksville, Pennsylvania and Ground Zero in New York.
A journey to honor the lives lost on September 11th, 2001, will span 198 miles in two days. Cyclists will be pedaling from the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., to Pennsylvania to make it to the Flight 93 Memorial for the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The American flag clenched in the hand of the runners passing through Baltimore offered the usual stars, but unusual stripes. Printed within the 13 stripes were the names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks 18 years ago this week.
A group of bicyclists are honoring the memories and courage of those impacted by the attacks on Sept. 11. Teams of riders are in the middle of a journey from the Pentagon to the Flight 93 Memorial. The promise ride is the first ever bike ride from the Pentagon to Shanksville commemorating 9/11.
The 9/11 Promise bike crew started at the Pentagon Memorial in Washington, D.C. and almost two-hundred miles later, here they are in Bedford County. “We’ve been riding for two days. One-hundred and ninety-one miles I believe. Today was probably the hardest a lot of hills out here in Pennsylvania.”
Dozens of runners and bicyclists have departed the Pentagon for a three-day interstate relay to raise money for families of the military and first responders. The 9/11 Promise Run has already raised $70,000 this year and organizers hope to exceed $100,000.
The tragedy of 9/11 changed our country in countless ways, and members of one relay are doing their part to make sure the victims will never be forgotten: They are running from the Pentagon to Ground Zero to memorialize the events that took place and the lives lost.
9/11 memorial runners promise to remember: ‘It’s our job as folks that lived through it to keep that memory alive’
There’s no celebration at the end of this journey. After running 243 miles from the Pentagon to Ground Zero in New York City over three days, the finish line for the 9/11 Promise Run is a sobering reminder of the reason for their trek.
In order to pay tribute to those lost in the attacks on Sep. 11, 2001, over 60 runners will complete a 240-mile run from the Pentagon to Ground Zero on Tuesday. The Promise Run is a relay that tests the physical mettle of its runners, but as they say, the physical discomfort is made well worth it by the cause.
CBS New York
Two beams of light resembling the Twin Towers shined brightly in lower Manhattan Monday night, honoring those who were lost in the September 11th terror attacks on the eve of their 17th anniversary.
For the third year in a row, dozens of runners are remembering the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks by raising money in their honor. Three days, 240 miles, 60 plus runners and $65,000 raised in memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed on 9/11, 17 years ago.
For 18 year old Americans now eligible for military service, the terror attacks of September 11th are not something they remember. For those reaching adulthood in following years, it won’t even be something that happened during their lifetime.
The Winchester Star
It’s 240 miles from the Pentagon in Arlington County to Ground Zero in New York City and one local military veteran is part of a team that’s going to run every one of them. The 9/11 Promise Run is an annual relay event commemorating the events of Sept. 11, 2001.
Jersey Firefighters Now
At 5:00 AM on September 11, 2017, 27 runners from across the country departed from Trenton Fire Headquarters to complete the last day of their three day charity run from the Pentagon to Ground Zero.