Surviving Rescue Truck From September 11th Attacks Set To Visit Peoria
June 24, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsJune 24, 2015 - Almost fourteen years ago on September 11th, 2001, nine firefighters with FDNY Rescue 4 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 make its first visit to Peoria, Illinois this week after a nine month educational tour in the Southeast.
The regional visit will be at the Illinois Association of Fire Protection District's Annual Conference at the Peoria Civic Center June 25-27th. "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 Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is a preservation and 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.