Ninth Anniversary of Never Forget September 11, 2001 Ceremony, Eastlake, Ohio

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This Saturday will be the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed in Shanksville. A public ceremony will take place in Eastlake Ohio, on Saturday September 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM to honor those Americans that lost their lives that day and their families that will never forget that morning.

As American Airlines Flight # 767 crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:45 AM, it appeared to be an accident until eighteen minutes later United Airlines Flight # 175 crashed into the South Tower. Then American Flight # 77 crashed into the Pentagon at 9:45 AM and finally United Flight # 93 crashed in a rural field in Shanksville at 10:10 AM. By 10:30 AM both World trade City buildings had collapsed. Over three thousand Americans were killed during the attacks including more than 400 New York City firefighters and police/port officers.

The effects of that day will never be forgotten by the families who lost loved ones and for the families of the additional five thousand six hundred Fallen Heroes of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom who lives were lost during the past nine years. The 5th Annual Never Forget Ceremony, will commence at 11:00 AM at the Boulevard of Flags in Eastlake Ohio, behind the Eastlake City Hall will remember that day and honor the surviving families. An estimated seven hundred motorcyclists are expected to attend the ceremony. Speakers will include John Murphy, former New York City Firefighter; Sgt. Andy Ezzo Cleveland Police and Dennis Grella, whose son Devin was KIA in Iraq on September 6, 2004.

The ceremony will conclude with reading of the names of Ohio's 2010 Fallen Heroes from the Firefighters, Police and Military. There will be a 21 gun salute, taps and members of the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums playing Amazing Grace.

After the Ceremony, there will be a thirty minute motorcycle processional ride beginning at 11:45 AM traveling east bound on Lakeshore Boulevard to Western Reserve Harley Davidson in Mentor Ohio. Traffic will be effected during the processional ride. The dealership will provide food/entertainment and invites the public to join in the post ceremony event that is expected to end at 3:00 PM.

For more information please contact Organizer John "KIKS" Kikol at 440-263-8121 (cell) or The is no cost to participate and the public is encouraged to attend. The ceremony and ride will take place regardless of the weather. Your support is greatly appreciat