“Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11.” – President Barack Obama
Monday will mark the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks on the US. After you enjoy your weekend with friends, and family please take a moment to remember those who lost their lives that day.
‘Tank’ Baird, Todd Winder and everyone from the 9/11 Memorial Coalition and the Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Company do everything possible to make the ride a safe experience while honoring all those who lost their lives as a result of the attacks. We thank them for everything they do.
Events at the Fire Company begin at noon and the ride starts at 6 p.m. Lou has all the details on page 6.
Please be careful on Monday. The ride will cause issues with traffic being slow and roads being blocked. Please note the map on page 7 so you know where the ride will be and what areas to avoid if you need to be travelling during the ride.
Big areas to avoid are Southern Ave. in South Williamsport, and all of West and East Third St. Remember if you need to get across Third St. during the ride you need to be prepared for it take a while so get your errands done early or find another way around.
If you are able, please go out and support the ride. Even if you can’t ride, please get out and line the streets, wave a flag, and remember those whose lives were lost, those who were injured and the families left behind.
Over 5,000 US Soldiers have been killed in action since 9/11. Please make sure that you remember to think of them and thank them for their sacrifice. We all know that freedom is never free, and I am thankful for all of the men and women who are willing to go out and defend that freedom every day.
While we are keeping people in our thoughts, let’s remember Texas. Hurricane Harvey has absolutely devastated Texas and Louisiana. If you are able to make a donation to help, I’m sure every bit is appreciated. I do have a suggestion though, and it is a free way to help.
If you are eligible, please go donate blood. I promise you that Texas is going to be overwhelmingly short on blood in the coming weeks and months — both from need and facility damage. If you are able to donate blood and/or plasma the Red Cross can certainly use it.
You can donate on the 6th and 7th at Penn College from noon-6 p.m. (in the Bush Campus Center), at Trinity Episcopal Church at 844 W 4th St., on the 7th from 1 p.m.-6 p.m., at Divine Providence on Friday from 1 p.m.-6 p.m., at Nippenose Valley Village at 7190 S. St. Rt. 44, Williamsport, on Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
I have an appointment at Penn College on the 6th at 4:30 p.m. if anyone would like to join me and donate. Remember, not only can a pint of blood save up to three lives, but you get cookies and juice!