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Spirit of Unity

Remembering Heroes

Larry Jewett - August 23, 2011 03:38 PM

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I saw the worst of mankind and the best of humanity all in the space of an hour

Igniting the spirit of unity will be the focus behind a special three-day event that will be taking place in Las Vegas to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the tragic September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City. Activities include a 9.11K run, 91.1K bike ride, a memorial walk, parade, concert and a car show.

Now residing In Las Vegas, former NYC police officer Terry Revella remembers that day. “I saw the worst of mankind and the best of humanity all in the space of an hour,” shares Revella. “It was the common man and woman lending a helping hand to each other in a time of need. It was the hot dog stand man feeding everyone, and the elderly couple who drove across the country with nothing more than bottles of water to hand out. It was the people and the cars lining the West Side Highway with American flags flying from their cars, and the iron workers who showed up in the hundreds that very night and worked on the pile for eight months straight.”

The car show, called “One Engine, One Injured”, will be held on September 9 at Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas. The event will run from noon to 6 with awards ceremonies at 7. It is open to the first 400 cars.

The Heroes Parade activities begin at 5:46 a.m. on September 11 to coincide with the New York celebration. The parade will move through downtown from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

More details can be found at www.911unity.org

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