Steel beams recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Center arrived in eastern Indiana this weekend for a stop before traveling on to Indianapolis where they are to become part of a permanent memorial tribute.
My kids called me from I-70 near at the exit near our home to tell me of the hundreds and hundreds of motorcycles they saw traveling West on 70. Trey told me what he was seeing from that exit.
He saw fire trucks with their booms extended to pay tribute as the American flag drapped beams and awe inspiring motorcycle escort passed beneath.
I wasn’t sure what was going on at the time, but as soon as I was home and checked things out, I realized what an absolutely amazing event my kids had been witness to. I was sad I’d missed it. Thankfully Trey was thoughtful enough to take pictures to share with me and now, and I was able to gather a few from Facebook to share with you.
News reports indicated the World Trade Center beams arrived in Richmond this afternoon and meeting those sacred pieces of metal were an estimated 11,000 motorcycles there to provide an honorable escort for the truck carrying the two 22-foot beams as it proceeded to the Richmond Municipal Building for a ceremony there and then as it continued on to Indianapolis to become a focal point of Project 9/11 Indianapolis. That permanent memorial will honor the memory of those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
That monument will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks at a site along the White River Canal in downtown Indianapolis.
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