Twin Towers Tribute Ride Pays Homage to Heroes of the TragedyLOS ANGELES--Sept. 26, 2001--In a tribute to the firefighters that perished in the Sept. 11 Twin Towers tragedy, businessman Lloyd Sutton has organized a cross-country motorcycle pilgrimage -- The Twin Towers Tribute Ride.
The Twin Towers Tribute Ride, open to any and all motorcyclists, will begin on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, in Los Angeles. The six-day cross country trip will take Sutton through Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and will conclude in New York City, where he will deliver donations that were collected along the way. Bikers are invited to ride along with Sutton for one hour, all six days, or anything in between.
"I felt an overwhelming desire to help those who had suffered from this attack on America," stated Sutton. "But I also have a renewed sense of patriotism and love for our country. What better way to re-experience "the land of the free" and "the home of the brave" than riding, open-air, on a Harley Davidson across the country."
With a send-off from the local Los Angeles Fire Department, The Twin Towers Tribute Ride will start at 8 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 28, 2001, at Los Angeles Fire Station No. 37, 1090 Veteran Blvd, in West Los Angeles. Sutton and other motorcyclists will be stopping at fire stations across the country, before arriving in New York City on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Sutton hopes to hand-deliver the checks to Mayor Giuliani. At each location, bikers are encouraged to join Sutton, and the public is invited to cheer them on or make a donation to the Twin Towers Fund.
"Visiting local firefighters across the country, allows me to honor the collective brotherhood of firefighters who suffered major losses on Sept. 11," remarked Sutton. "Whenever there's a disaster, it's the firefighters that are running in to help while everyone else is running out. I want to pay tribute to these brave men and women who risk their lives to save others."
Sutton, president of Redondo Systems Inc., is personally donating $10,000, and Redondo Systems Inc. is donating an additional $10,000. All contributions are being donated to the Twin Towers Fund, established by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani to assist the families of the members of the New York City Fire Department, its Emergency Medical Services Command and other uniformed service heroes who lost their lives or were injured on Sept. 11, 2001.