Local Firefighters Begin 9/11 Memorial Ride Cross-Country

About a dozen local firefighters are about to embark on a long journey to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. 

Local Firefighters Begin 9/11 Memorial Ride Cross-Country

SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — About a dozen local firefighters are about to embark on a long journey to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

The cross country bike ride got underway Sunday at the Santa Monica Pier and was expected to take 40 days to reach New York.

In all, eleven firefighters were taking part in the memorial tribute.

The cyclists will travel 3,300 miles.

“We’re going to pay our respects for those that were lost on 9/11 and to try to bring awareness to the American people about how important a date this is,” said Batt. Chief Buck Buchanan, a retired LA County firefighter. “A lot of people aren’t aware of the fact that we are coming up on more people dying, firefighters dying in the aftermath of 9/11 from working the pile, recovery, from 9/11 related cancers and illnesses.”

 

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