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Motorcycle riders can register for Flight 93 ceremony

The or­gan­iz­a­tion Broth­ers for Flight 93 will ride to Shanks­ville, Pa., to ob­serve the 10th an­niversary of Sept. 11 ter­ror at­tacks.

Phil­adelphia-area mo­tor­cyc­lists will have a spe­cial op­por­tun­ity to pay trib­ute to the vic­tims of the crash of Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001. But time is run­ning out to re­gister for the fifth an­nu­al Broth­ers for Flight 93 Me­mori­al Ride.

Or­gan­ized by Phil­adelphia Deputy Sher­iff John Hamilton, the an­nu­al ride from North­east Phil­adelphia to the Flight 93 crash site near Shanks­ville, Pa., raises money to be­ne­fit the con­struc­tion of a per­man­ent me­mori­al at the crash site, along with a schol­ar­ship fund here in Phil­adelphia. It will be held on Sept. 3.

The pre-re­gis­tra­tion fee is $40 and in­cludes a com­mem­or­ative T-shirt, patch and pin, but only for the first 125 riders who sign up. Only a hand­ful of pack­ages re­mains, ac­cord­ing to Hamilton. Those who re­gister after the first 125 are not guar­an­teed a T-shirt, patch and pin.

Riders will also re­ceive re­fresh­ments and snacks dur­ing the 250-mile trip and a bar­be­cue fol­low­ing a vis­it to the crash site.

The ride will be­gin with a spe­cial 10th an­niversary ce­re­mony fea­tur­ing a celebrity host at Cur­ran-From­hold Cor­rec­tion­al Fa­cil­ity, 7901 State Road, at 7:30 a.m.

In ad­di­tion, a lim­ited num­ber of rooms have been re­served for riders at the Days Inn in Somer­set, Pa. For in­form­a­tion and book­ing, riders must call the hotel dir­ectly and re­quest a “Broth­ers for Flight 93” room.

Ac­cord­ing to Hamilton, fed­er­al of­fi­cials are plan­ning to un­veil the first phase of con­struc­tion in the Flight 93 me­mori­al this Sept. 11. Pres­id­ent Barack Obama is sched­uled to at­tend. Broth­ers for Flight 93 riders will get a pre­view one week in ad­vance.

Also new this year, Broth­ers for Flight 93 is pub­lish­ing a com­mem­or­ative book­let and is seek­ing donors. In ex­change for $100, donors will re­ceive a full-page ad. Half pages are avail­able for $50.

On­line re­gis­tra­tion is avail­able via www.broth­ersfor­flight93.com 

Checks may be mailed to Broth­ers for Flight 93, 1026 Norvelt Drive, Phil­adelphia, PA 19115.

Call 215-817-5626 for in­form­a­tion. ••

You can reach at wkenny@bsmphilly.com.

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