Posted by: didyouseethis | August 24, 2009

Never Forget 9/11 Memorial 2009

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This gathering is about what happened on September 11, 2001.  A few minutes before I got the following notice of the memorial in my email, I received another from a friend.  Read this…if it doesn’t make blood shoot out of your eyes…then go ahead and celebrate a National Day of Service.  Forget the fact that 2,996 of your fellow citizens were murdered on that day.  DH and I will be in Eastlake honoring those that died that day and those that have given all to keep us safe from those who would do us harm again.


From John “KIKS” Kikol:

On September 6, 2009,  in Eastlake Ohio, a Ceremony will be held at the Boulevard of Flags honoring Ohio’s Fallen Hero’s from the military, police and firefighters. The Ceremony will begin at 11:00 AM with Jim Mantel of WGAR as the guest host and Monica Robins of WKYC will open the ceremony with the National Anthem. The public is invited to join in the ceremony to recognize the 343 firefighters, 60 police/port authority officers, 125 soldiers in the Pentagon, 44 lives on Flight 93 and the remaining 2819 lives lost in the World Trade Center Buildings. Furthermore, over five thousand two hundred American soldiers have lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan and we want to honor their memory and express our never ending support and prayers for their families.

Guest speakers include Robbie Senatore a New York Firefighter; Joseph Gross a wounded warrior who lost his right leg fighting in Bagdad in 2005, representing the Wounded Warrior Project; Thomas Dean, father of Bedford Hts. Officer Jarod Dean and Dennis Grella, father of Army Pfc. Devin Grella who lost his life in Iraq on September 6, 2004. At the conclusion of the Ceremony there will be a reading of the names of Ohio’s Fallen Hero’s from the Military (10), Police (2) and Firefighters (3). After a moment of silence, the Willowick VFW/Eastlake Post 978 will fire a twenty one gun salute to the fallen, followed by taps and concluding with Amazing Grace played by the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums.

As in past years motorcycle processions will be leaving from Harley Davidson Sales Company of Cleveland, Lake Erie Harley Davidson of Avon, South East Harley Davidson of Bedford Hts., Century Harley Davidson of Medina and Western Reserve Harley Davidson of Mentor. The motorcycles with stage at 9:00 AM and depart from the dealerships at 10:00 AM with the exception of Lake Erie HD which will be departing at 9:30 AM. All bikes are invited to join in the group ride to the Eastlake Ceremony. Upon conclusion of the Ceremony there will be a combined processional ride to Western Reserve Harley Davidson, the major event sponsor, for food, entertainment and a Ceremony at 2 PM.

The ride and Ceremony will take place regardless of weather, so please attend to express your support of the families of our Fallen Heroes. Please circulate this information to your contact list. Thanks

Any questions please contact John “KIKS” Kikol at 440-327-6966 (office) or email .




  1. Thanks for that American Spectator link, Mom. Gonna send it to everyone I know… That stinks so bad!! We have to fight it.

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