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At the Impact - Honoring the Fallen in 2013

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National Events

October 5th to the 6th

NFFF Bells Weekend
For the third year, the entire country is invited to come together as one community to honor the memory of those firefighters who died in the line of duty and reassure their loved ones that their firefighter will not be forgotten by participating in the Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters.

September to November

National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Golf Tournaments
In 2004, the first Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf Tournament was held to raise awareness and to help sustain the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. Now in its tenth year, the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Golf has grown to include over 30 regional golf tournaments.

Dates and locations:

September 2013
Rockford, IL - September 6, 2013
Central Texas - September 7, 2013
Dinuba, CA - September 13, 2013
Prescott Valley, AZ - September 14, 2013
Pewaukee, WI - September 16, 2013
North Texas - September 20, 2013

October 2013
New Orleans Metro - October 14, 2013
Charleston, SC - October 18, 2013

November 2013
Naples, FL - November 9, 2013

Travis Manion Foundation- Honoring the Fallen by Challenging the Living

The 9/11 Heroes Run unites communities internationally with the goal to never forget the sacrifices of the heroes of September 11th and in the wars since: Veteran, First Responder, Civilian, and Military. Join us to raise awareness and HONOR THE FALLEN. Runs are currently scheduled in 44 cities. Large portions of the proceeds raised stay in the host race communities to fund your local first responder, military, and veteran nonprofits who partner with the Travis Manion Foundation - Remaining proceeds support Travis Manion Foundation Challenge Grants, which provide veterans and families of fallen service members by providing camaraderie, transition assistance, grief support, and education through service-based initiatives.

Run. Volunteer. Donate. Cheer...but most of all: HONOR

September 7th
Norwalk CT-

Wilmington, DE-

Feasterville, PA-

Pittsburgh, PA-

September 8th
South Jersey, NJ-

New York City, NY-

Saratoga Springs, NY-

Norristown, PA-

Philadelphia, PA-

Westchester, PA-

September 15th
Doylestown, PA-

September 7th
Rochester Hills, MI-

Elk River, MN-

Westerville, OH-

September 8th
Bloomington/Normal, IL-

September 14th
Saginaw, MI-

September 15th
Minneapolis, MN-

September 1st
Austin, TX-

September 7th
Charleston, SC-

Houston, TX-

Lynchburg, VA-

Atlanta, GA-

Jacksonville, FL-

Jensen Beach, FL-

Clarksburg, WV-

Madisonville, KY-

Versailles, KY-

September 8th
Annapolis, MD-

Dallas, TX-

Orlando, FL-

Morgantown, WV-

Richmond, VA-

UVA/Charlottesville, VA-

Virginia Beach, VA-

September 14th
Arlington, VA-

September 28th
Watercolor/Grayton Beach State Park, FL-

September 7th
Tempe, AZ-
Aurora, CO-

September 8th
Orange County, CA-

San Diego, CA-

Lafayette, CA-

September 14th
Seattle, WA-

September 7th
RAF Molesworth, UK-

September 11th
Guam, US-

Public Events
These events are open to both firefighters and civilians alike! Both groups come together to help us honor and remember the brave firefighters who died in the line of duty on September 11, 2001.

New Hampshire 9-11 Stair Climb
October 6, 2013
Brady Sullivan Plaza
1000 Elm Street Manchester, NH 3101

New Jersey- City of Bridgeton 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb 2013
September 11, 2013
Bridgeton Housing Authority
110 E. Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302

New York- Binghamton 9-11 Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
Binghamton State Office Building
44 Hawley Street
Binghamton, NY 13901

Pennsylvania- Lancaster 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
Clipper Magazine Stadium
650 N. Prince Street
Lancaster, PA 17520

Wisconsin- Greater Wausau Area 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
Corporate Cove Tower
1 Corporate Drive
Wausau, WI 54401

Grand Rapids 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 14, 2013
Fifth Third Ballpark
4500 West River Drive NE
Plainfield Township, MI 49321

Kalamazoo 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 11, 2013
Wings Stadium
3600 Vanrick Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Illinois- 9-11 Stair Climb - Fire Rescue International
August 15, 2013
Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611

South Dakota- Black Hills 9-11 Hill Climb
October 13, 2013
Hanson Larsen Memorial Park
Cowboy Hill Road
Rapid City, SD 57701

Missouri- Clayton 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
Pierre Laclede Tower II
7733 Forsyth Blvd.
Clayton, MO 63105
2 Climbs! 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Prince George's County, Md.
9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Ctr.
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745

Ocean City 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
October 26, 2013
Pyramid Condominium
9500 Coastal Highway - OceanFront
Ocean City, MD 21842

Richmond 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
SunTrust Center
919 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219

North Carolina
Charlotte Firefighters Association 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
Duke Energy Center
550 South Tryon
Charlotte, NC 28202

Panama City Beach 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
Laketown Wharf Condos
17121 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL

SW Florida 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 14, 2013
High Point Place
2104 W First Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Nashville 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower
312 Rosa Parks Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37243

Alabama's Promise...We Will Never Forget
September 15, 2013
RSA Tower
201 Monroe Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Florence Professional Firefighters 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 14, 2013
Marriot Shoals Hotel and Spa Renaissance Tower
1 Hightower Place
Florence, AL 35630

Lafayette Professional Firefighters 9-11 Memorial Statir Climb
September 7, 2013
Chase Tower LLC
600 Jefferson St., Suite 500
Lafayette, LA 70501

Oklahoma City 9-11 Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
First National Center
2117 Gebron Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73101

Colorado 9-11 Stair Climb
September 11, 2013
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
18300 W Alameda Pkwy
Morrison, CO 80465

Denver 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 11, 2013
Qwest Tower
1801 California Street
Denver, CO 80202

Tucson 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 15, 2013
5151 E Broadway
Tucson, AZ 85711

Juneau 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
September 7, 2013
709 W Ninth Street
Juneau, AK 99801

San Diego 9-11 Stair Climb
September 8, 2013
Hilton Bayfront San Diego
1 Park Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101

October 5-6 2013

3rd Annual- Bells Across America
Hundreds of fire departments, places of worship and other groups participated in Bells Across America for Fallen Firefighters over the past two years.

2013 Bells Across America Events:

Pennsylvania - Rescue Hose & Ladder Co. and the Curwensville United Methodist Church
Maryland - Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company and the First Presbyterian Church of Ocean City

Ohio - Gallipolis Fire Department and area churches
North Dakota - Bethany Free Lutheran Church and the Abercrombie Ruaral Fire District
Oklahoma - Atoka County Fire Chiefs Association

North Carolina - John Knox Presbyterian Church

Local Events

September 11

The 12th Annual 911 Memorial Motorcycle Ride
911 Memorial Coalition
Montgomery, PA

Meet at: Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company
Address: 2311 Route 54 Highway, Montgomery, PA 17752
Gates open: 2:00pm

Memorial Service: 5:30pm
The 9-11 Memorial Coalition is not affiliated with any one or specific motorcycle club, but is an organization of members and clubs who remember the victims of the 9/11/2001 attacks and in particular the first responders that sacrificed everything that day. Thank you for your support.

September 14th

3rd Annual “Remember the Fallen” Memorial Run
North Port, Florida
George D. Mullen Center
1602 Kramer Way | North Port , FL

REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 11:00 pm
The NPFR Honor Guard will be hosting their 3rd Annual “Remember the Fallen” 5K Memorial Run on September 14, 2013. Inspired by the events that took place on 9-11-01, this will be a day to remember, honor and support the first responders and members of the armed services who protect and serve our community and country every day.

Fire Fighter Challenge
Pay tribute and take on this memorial run in FULL bunker gear (jacket, pants & helmet; boots are not required). For those up for the challenge, awards will be given 3 deep in both categories; Fire Officer and Fire Fighter.

This event is family friendly, open to all skill levels, and welcomes both runners, walkers, athletes and supporters. It is a flat, fast, loop course with displays of fire trucks and military vehicles throughout. There will also be a post-run celebration on-site following the awards ceremony to include performances from a pipes and drums band.

Cruisin’ For Our Heroes
The Fire Museum of Maryland, Baltimore

Run through the cascading streams of water as we honor area police, fire, EMS and military personnel, Saturday, Sept. 14th, 10- 2 pm. Antique fire engine demonstrations and rides, Dalmatians and special police vehicles, antique cars and motorcycles on display. Plus see the Glen L. Martin Airport crash truck deluge the parking lot.

Fire Museum is located one block north of the Baltimore Beltway, Exit 26B, 1301 York Road, Lutherville. Free car and tour bus parking.

For more information, call 410-321-7500, x102

September 15th

12th Annual Ride to Remember Motorcycle Rid
Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc
Gloucester, Massachusetts

The Gloucester County Hero Scholarship Fund, Inc. is organizing the 12th Annual “Ride to Remember” in support of all emergency personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice during the line of duty. The “Ride to Remember” is in honor of Corporal Steve Levy – “63”.

Registration will be from 7am – 9:45am. The ride will begin promptly at 10am.

This year’s ride will consist of a 63 mile, fully police escorted ride through the back roads of Gloucester, Salem, and Cumberland Counties. The ride will begin at the Washington Twp. High School – Sewell, NJ (Gloucester County).

Registration is $25 for a bike operator and $5 for passengers. Pre-registration is recommended!
The ride will take approximately two (2) hours and will end at the Washington Lake Park Complex – Sewell, NJ. Free refreshments will be available to all ride participants along with other vendors and entertainment.

September 21st

Springfield Police Department Ride to Remember
Springfield, MA

7:00 AM - Springfield, MA The ride will leave the corner of Main Street and Boland Way on bicycles, with a motorcycle escort, and travel along RT 20 & RT 9, a total of 96 miles to the finish. The course will follow the Boston Marathon Route, and two MIT Police Officers will ride to honor Officer Sean Collier, the MIT Officer killed during the Boston Marathon Bombing this past April.

5:30 PM - Boston, MA (State Capital Grounds) a memorial service will be held honoring Officers Ambrose and Torres, adding their names to the Law Enforcement Memorial.

Donations are welcome. Donations to the Springfield Police Department's Ride to Remember Bicyle event are fully tax deductible and proceeds will be donated to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation( MLEMF).

September 23rd to September 26th

NEMSMS Memorial Bike Ride

The mission of the National EMS Memorial Service is to honor and remember those men and women of America's Emergency Medical Services who have given their lives in the line of duty, and to recognize the sacrifice they have made in service to their communities and their fellow man.

The 1st annual West Coast-National EMS Memorial Bike Ride will take place beginning in Reno, NV on September 23, 2013 and ending in Sacramento, CA on September 26, 2013 with a closing ceremony at the end of the ride.

Route is as follows:
9/23: Reno, NV to Stateline, NV (on Lake Tahoe)–60 miles
9/24: Stateline-Stateline, NV (Ride around Lake Tahoe-75 miles
9/25: Stateline, NV to Placerville, CA–68 miles
9/26: Placerville, CA to Sacramento, CA–58 miles

On your way home you can participate in the LA EMS Memorial Bike Ride on September 28, 2013!
Jules Scadden- West Coast Route Coordinator
Beth Kirkland Davis VP National EMS Memorial Bike Ride

October 5th

Heroes Half Marathon and 5K
Wayne County, Michigan

Not often in life are we given the chance to be heroic, please join us as we run in honor of the fallen First Responders who have given all, for us. All proceeds from this event will go for the creation and maintenance of the First Responders Memorial to be erected at Edward Hines Drive and Haggerty Rd.

First Responder divisions will have the opportunity to create their own teams for camaraderie and competition. Individuals will be invited to sign-up on their own to increase the crowd support of this event.

October 5, 2013
8:00 - Half Marathon
8:30 - 5K

October 12th and 13th

NLEOMF Ride and Run to Remember

The Law Enforcement Ride & Run to Remember is a fun, community-oriented athletic event designed to honor the contribution and sacrifice law enforcement officers make every day and encourage community support for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The race will start and finish at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

The ride includes fully-supported 55- and 30-mile bike rides taking place on Saturday October 12th. The ride will start and finish at the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to the $50 registration fee, each participant is required to raise at least $72 in honor of the law enforcement officer lives lost on September 11, 2001, the deadliest day in law enforcement history.

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