On Saturday, Sept. 10, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department will host a “9/11 Ride to Remember” to honor the first responders, veterans, military and civilian heroes who lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks as well as in the wars that followed.
The motorcycle ride will also raise money for a good cause. All proceeds will be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation is a non-profit founded two decades ago to honor New York Fire Department firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on September 11 during the 2001 attacks on New York’s Twin Towers. When Siller learned of the attacks, he drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but the tunnel had already been closed for security reasons. So Siller put 60 lbs. of gear on his back and ran through the tunnel to the Twin Towers. There he lost his life while saving others.
The organization helps families of those who died in the line of service and works to keep the memories of fallen heroes alive.
On Saturday, September 10, rider registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the group hits the road at 11 a.m.
There’s a fee of $20 per rider and $10 per passenger, and, of course, other donations are welcome from those supporting riders – or anyone else for that matter.
The ride will start at the Guilford County District 2 Sheriff’s Department substation at 5440 Millstream Road in McLeansville and end at Riding High Harley Davidson at 3036 NC-68 in High Point.
Sheriff Danny Rogers, other top department brass and other officers will be in attendance that morning.