On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Trident Bike Ride from Ground Zero to The National Navy SEAL Museum kicks off! A small group of FDNY firefighters will bike ride approximately 1,400 miles from Ground Zero in New York to The National Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Florida! This ride is to bring awareness to the Museum, the Trident House and in remembrance of all of the lives that were changed by the events of 9/11! For more details and route information click here!
Purpose of Ride provided by FDNY Trident Ride Facebook page:
The Ride for The Trident House is being organized as a way of recognizing the Navy SEAL and military community who have sacrificed so much to protect our way of life here at home! After September 11th, when so many of our brothers were taken from us, the members of our military were put in harm’s way fighting a new kind of enemy and warfare all over the globe. Unshaken, these soldiers answered the call, and with a firm resolve have continuously and successfully protected the United States, but not without loss. Being New York City firefighters, we unfortunately know first-hand the pain of losing a brother, and the resulting hardship which the families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice have to face. The healing process that these families go through is not easy, but there are support systems in place that can help them cope with their loss. For the Navy SEAL community, The Trident House is a valuable part of that support system.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014, a small group of New York City firefighters will ride bicycles, 1,400 miles (18-day journey) from Ground Zero to the Navy Seal Memorial in Fort Pierce, Florida, arriving Saturday, April 5, 2014. Along the way, they will stop at the Pentagon to pay their respects to those who died on September 11th, 2001. These firefighters will then make their way to the Naval Amphibious Base in Little Creek, Virginia. They will then be stopping at several firehouses and towns along the East Coast to raise awareness for The Trident House, as well as money through the sale of t-shirts made specifically for this ride. Upon reaching Fort Pierce, Florida, the firefighters will present a 14 foot steel “I Beam” and a “Halligan” tool, both recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center, to the SEAL community as a symbol of thanks and support for inclusion in their Memorial of the The National Navy-UDT SEAL Museum.
The Navy SEAL Trident House sits along the Indian River in Sebastian, Florida. The house is dedicated to the families of those soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. The families are welcomed to stay at the Trident House, free of charge, while they visit the nearby SEAL memorial, where their loved one will be honored. The house, which is a fully equipped residence with an outdoor swimming pool, covered patio, and dock also serves as a respite for Navy SEALs and their families who are injured or battle-fatigued. The Trident House also reaches out to other Special Operations Forces military families who have faced similar hardships.
View images of the riders in various cities and states!
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