NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Sept. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The 9-11 Memorial Ride Committee is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual 9-11 Memorial Ride and Ceremony has been scheduled for Sept. 11th as hundreds of motor cyclists and first responder vehicles and participants will depart the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, British Columbia at 8 a.m. and travel down Highway 91 to connect to Highway 99 and enter Peace Arch Park.
Join members of the New York City First Responders along with members of the American and Canadian, military, police, fire, ambulance, border protection, and fellow dignitaries as we formally pause and remember the tragedy that befell our brothers and sisters in New York, Virginia, and Washington D.C. on Sept. 11, 2001. Special dignitaries invited and scheduled to attend include: Premier Clark*, Governor Inslee*, US Consul General Anne Callaghan, Senator, Larry Campbell, Mayors* from around British Columbia and dignitaries representing cities throughout Washington State. Vancouver Police Department Chief Constable, Jim Chu will be attending this special event. MLA Daryl Plecas will be representing the Province of British Columbia in Premier Clark's absence.
The formal ceremony will commence at 9 a.m. under the Peace Arch that separates the United States of America and Canada at Pacific Peace Arch Park in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. The event is a moving tribute of solidarity and remembrance between Canada and the United States of America.
The ceremony will last just under 45 minutes and following the event, there will be informal coffee and pastries served near the parking area at the Canadian side of the border crossing. There will also be a thank you barbecue at the home for first responders, military, and their families in New West Minster British Columbia named "Honour House". (www.honourhouse.ca)
*subject to availability
SOURCE: 9/11 Memorial Ride
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