9-11 Blue Valor Ride Raises Over $85,000
May 19, 2011 - After 11 days on the motorcycle I finally have returned to Colorado. The ride was a tremendous success. It was an honor to be a part of this event honoring our 72 Police Officers lost on 9-11-01. The event raised dollars for the Ken Tietjen Foundation and the Law Enforcement Museum in Washington, DC. Laurie Tietjen was the event coordinator. She lost her brother Ken Tietjen on 9-11. Ken was a Port Authority Officer.
The ride began in New York at Ground Zero. Opening ceremonies included the Port Authority bagpipes and the National Anthem. Then Laurie Tietjen made opening remarks. and I followed with letting the crowd know of the handmade quilt we were presenting to Laurie Tietjen to go in the 9-11 Museum in New York. I then told them about the Twin Towers Replica that was accompanying us on the ride to DC to be presented to the law enforcement museum to kick off Police Week.
We then headed out on a 226 mile ride to DC with a full police escort the entire route. Over 125 motorcycles. An incredible site. Once in DC, we presented the towers to Mr. Craig Floyd, the CEO of the law enforcement museum. Towers presented to us by WMC, Inc several years ago are now home at the museum. They will be in the Hall of Remembrance dedicated to all officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The event raised over $85,000 for both charites, and they are already planning on the 2012 event.
NAPSC folks participating were, Ben Caperton, Bob Singletary, Bill Kennedy (our Udderly Smooth sponsor). A note, Bill helped us ship the towers to Ohio where we met up and took them into NY. He is a true member of our NAPSC Team. Also riding were Jim Arceo, Jal Ally, Charles Gass (one of the creators of the towers.
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Shea Raises $3,177 for New Law Enforcement Museum
May 12, 201 - Shea Dowling, the daughter of Matt and Moe Dowling kicked off her Lemonade Stand fundraising at the 2011 NAPSC event. Then she had her official Lemonade Stand on May 1 during National Lemonade Day. The Law Enforcement Museum folks were kind enough to set Shea up next to the museum’s store for the beginning of Police Week in Washington, DC. Shea was there to welcome the 9-11 Blue Valor Ride as we arrived at the Police Memorial.
Because of all her hard work in planning this effort on behalf of the Twin Towers Initiative, Shea raised $3,177 for the new Law Enforcement museum being built in Washington, DC.
All of us with NAPSC and TTI are very proud of Shea’s efforts. Watch out Donald Trump! Please send your congratulations to Shea at Maureen.Dowling@hp.com
9-11 Blue Valor Ride
The Inaugural 9-11 Blue Valor Ride took place May 12, 2011. The motorcycle ride began in New York at Ground Zero and ended at the site of the new law enforcement museum being built in Washington, DC. Riders did some fundraising to participate. A fully escorted 226 mile ride!
The ride Honored the 72 Police Officers lost on 9-11-01. The event benefitted the Ken Tietjen Foundation (Ken Tietjen was a Port Authority Officer lost on 9-11-01) and the new law enforcement museum being built in Washington, DC. The Twin Towers Initiative was invited to help with and participate in the ride because of their efforts on behalf of the 72 Police Officers lost on 9-11-01 and that the efforts of TTI benefit the new LE museum.
For more information contact The North American Police Ski Championships, the TTI founders, at firstname.lastname@example.org , the NLEOMF, or the Ken Tietjen Memorial Foundation.
This was the 10th anniversary year of the terrorist attacks on the United States. LET US NOT FORGET ALL THOSE LOST ON 9-11-01
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6 Year Old participates in National Lemonade Day to Raise Funds for the Twin Towers Initiative
Shea Dowling, a 6 year old first grade student of Haymarket, VA participated in National Lemonade Day, Sunday, May 1, 2011.
Lemonade Day is sponsored by Prepared 4 Life (P4L) and is a program that teaches kids the skills they need to be successful by encouraging them to start, own and operate their own lemonade stands. Youth learn to set goals, develop a business plan, establish a budget, seek investors, provide customer service, and give back to the community. Proceeds from Shea’s lemonade stand will go to the Twin Towers Initiative (www.twintowersinitiative.com) which honors the 72 police officers who died on 9/11 and benefits the new National Law Enforcement Museum opening in Washington DC in 2013. Shea will kick-off her fundraising efforts at the North American Police Ski Championships scheduled to take place March 12-19 in Snowmass, CO.
You can follow Shea’s journey at www.lemonadeday.wordpress.com
To learn more about the National Law Enforcement Museum visit www.nleomf.org/museum
The Township of Galloway, NJ chose to raise dollars for the Twin Towers Initiative. This community does not and will not forget! Because of their efforts, they raised $3,889.22 for TTI. We have now raised over $45,859.22 for TTI. We thank the community for their joining us in NOT FORGETTING ALL THOSE LOST ON 9-11-01.