Historic Rescue Truck From September 11th Attacks Set To Return to Illinois
June 01, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsJune 1, 2015 - On September 11th, 2001, nine firefighters were on FDNY Rescue 4 and each lost their lives trying to save others at the World Trade Center. Even with the loss of its crew, their truck was able to go back into service and continued to serve the residents of New York City until 2011, when it became part of the Remembrance Rescue Project. The Project with former FDNY Rescue 4 is set to return to Illinois this week after a nine month educational tour in the Southeast.
The first regional visit will be at the acclaimed Harvard (IL) Milk Days Festival June 5-7. "It is a great honor to be a part of this project and able to help people across the country remember and learn from a true piece of American history," said Project Member Scott Vaughn. The Remembrance Rescue Project will be participating in a variety of school visits and community events throughout the region area over the next two months, including the Pride of the Fox Festival in St. Charles, IL and the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts Conference in Peoria.
The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially those who are too young to understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and to the country as a whole.
ABOUT THE REMEMBRANCE RESCUE PROJECT
The Remembrance Rescue Project is a not-for-profit - 501(c)3 organization created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole.
The Project works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year.