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...to be built for members past, by members present
During the 2002 Rhode Island Red Knights® convention Don Parker of Massachusetts Chapter 1 presented International President Brouillet with a letter from the town of Boylston board of selectmen granting the Red Knights MC® permission to build a monument on town property.
MA1 secured an approximately 1.4 acre parcel in front of the Boylston Town House and adjacent to the Boylston Fire Station. The goal was fulfilled is to have the monument ready by the 25th Anniversary Convention to be held in Massachusetts in 2007. We continue to need funds to maintain and update names on the memorial. Any donation is greatly appreciated. The Red Knights International Firefighters Motoryclcy Club® does not file taxes as a Charitable organizaion, so any money that you donate to the Memorial is not tax deductable.
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The International Board has made arrangements for the installation of a piece of steel from the World Trade Center. Final details have yet to be worked out about the placement of this historic memento of the sacrifice that the Fire Fighting community has made for its fellow man.
We are honored that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's WTC artifacts program has determined that we are worthy to receive such an important relic. It is truly an compliment to be selected and it is befitting that the Red Knights Memorial have an addition Memorial piece that pays homage the long standing tradition of brave firefighters who have given their lives to save others.
We need your donations to insure that this precious memorabilia is able to be erected on the memorial site. Once the icon is delivered, the site must be designed and constructed to display the gift to its best advantage. Please give what you can to help us now and in the future.
Preparing to escort the 911 Memorial Steel to the Boylston Red Knights Memorial
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Here is a composite video of the moving of the 911 steel to the memorial in Boylston, MA. Special thanks to Marcia Marjomaa and Ashley Reid for creating the video.
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Resting on a flatbed trailer at a Sturbridge truck stop, the twisted, charred hunk of steel drew a steady stream of observers.
Men and women wearing red vests, leather motorcycle breeches and patches from dozens of fire departments gazed at the object with reverence as their parked Harley-Davidsons and Yamahas waited quietly to be revved up.
The artifact was a remnant of the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
Bearing the numbers C-149 and N-176 that signify its role in the federal investigation, the thick, 5-foot-long piece of steel was part of a floor joist and truss support in the impact area between floors 94 and 98 of Tower 1, where one of the two terrorist- commandeered planes hit.
Now the steel belongs to the Red Knights International Firefighters Motorcycle Club, which was founded in 1982 in Boylston, and with 10,000 members in 13 countries, has grown into one of the world's biggest motorcycle clubs.
More than 100 Red Knights members from half a dozen East Coast states and Quebec, and their friends and family, mustered early yesterday morning in Sturbridge to escort the 9-11 relic to what will be its permanent home in front of the Boylston fire station.
As the Knights gathered in their red regalia, they spoke about the steel's emotional impact and the long campaign to obtain it. It took the group two years to acquire it through a competitive application process that involved navigating complex bureaucratic channels in New York. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey finally released the piece last week.
“It's a sad, heart-wrenching thing to know where it's come from, but it's a piece of our hearts,” said Dave Emery, international president of the Red Knights and retired Brattleboro, Vt., fire chief.
“Three hundred and forty three firefighters went down that day, and you can't help but think that there's a piece of every one of them in that steel,” said Norm Beausoleil of Millbury, a Westboro Fire Department captain and one of the founding members of the Red Knights.
Capt. Beausoleil added that the thousands of people who died in the attacks are also, to him, embodied by the chunk of metal.
At about 9 a.m., Capt. Beausoleil and his colleagues mounted their bikes, and with a six-man police motorcycle escort, rode to the Boylston fire station at a steady 40 mph in careful formation around the pickup truck and trailer carrying the steel.
A small crowd of locals was on hand when the Red Knights rumbled in, and people wandered up to the trailer to view the piece of history.
An informal six-man color guard carried the flag-draped steel to the firefighter memorial the Red Knights built four years ago. The tree-shrouded memorial includes a wall commemorating Red Knights who have died and a stone bearing the etched names of six members killed in the line of duty, including Worcester Fire Lt. Timothy Jackson, one of the six firefighters killed in the 1999 Worcester warehouse fire.
Now that the steel is in Boylston, a lasting installation incorporating it will be designed and erected at the memorial.
“This is a great and memorable occasion,” said Rich Powers, a former Charlton firefighter/EMT and local Red Knights leader who was the primary organizer of yesterday's event. “We're paying honor and respect to those who paid the price.”
Brother when you weep for me, Remember that it was meant to be.
Lay me down and when you leave, Remember I'll be at your sleeve.
In every dark and choking hall, I'll be there as you slowly crawl.
On every roof in driving snow, I'll hold your coat and you will know.
In cellars hot with searing heat, At windows where a gate you meet,
In closets where young children hide, You know I'll be there at your side.
The house from which I now respond Is overstaffed with heroes gone.
Men who answered one last bell, Did the job and did it well.
As firemen, we understand, That death's a card dealt in our hand --
A card we hope we never play, But one we hold there anyway.
That card is something we ignore, As we crawl across a weakened floor.
For we know that we're the only prayer, For anyone that might be there.
So remember, as you wipe your tears, The joy I knew throughout the years.
As I did the job I loved to do, I pray that thought will see you through.
They did the job they loved to do,
and now we must pray that memory will see us through.
May God bless each of them, and all of you.
Read by Senator Edward Kennedy,
at the Memorial Service for the Worcester Six.
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