On September 11, emergency personnel from upper Washington State will converge in Anacortes and ride, as a motorcade, to the Peace Arch on the US/Canada border for the 9/11 Memorial Ride and Service.
The motorvade will include members of Emergency Services, Border Officials, and Military Personnel from the United States and Canada, and the public, will ride on motorcycles and in emergency vehicles for the 13th annual 9/11 Memorial Ride & Service to honor those who lost their lives in the horrific attacks in 2001.
At the event will be five New York City first responders who were at Ground Zero, as well as emergency personnel from BC’s Lower Mainland. A crowdfunding campaign has been established to raise money to help pay for the transportation costs of the five men.
A memorial service will take place at the Peace Arch, with a Ceremonial Unit March-In and followed by speakers from all levels of governments and Emergency Services from both the United States and Canada. Following the Service, all will be escorted to the Peace Arch Park for a social gathering, refreshments, and reflections. This is an opportunity to meet, share stories, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the fateful day.
Proceeds to benefit Honour House Society, a refuge, a home away from home for Canadian Forces personnel, emergency services personnel and their families to stay, completely free of charge, while they are receiving medical care and treatment in the Metro Vancouver area.