America's 911 Foundation Inc.

America's 911 Foundation Inc. Dedicated to Supporting All Active First Responders Nationwide americas911foundation.orgTwitter: Americas911 About America’s 911 Foundation
America’s 911 Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization headquartered in Leesburg, VA and dedicated to the support and advocacy of Active First Responders (EMS, Fire, Police) and their families.

The Foundation’s goal is to provide support and assistance for families of those who protect and serve the larger public by answering the 911 call. Every year, the Foundation leads philanthropic initiatives including the annual ride to pursue and promote continued support for its mission. Our annual Motorcycle Tribute ride serves to honor the fallen heroes from the 9/11 attacks and their families, as well as to raise money for the Foundation’s Scholarship for children of Active First Responders in the EMS, Fire, and Police Departments across the country. Over the past 9 years, the Foundation has awarded over $150,000 dollars in scholarships to over 75 children of Active First Responders. The event gathers together all types of people affected by the 9/11 tragedy, from avid motorcyclists to police, fire and emergency personnel. Over the past 9 years, the ride has created a sense of camaraderie between participants and given the opportunity to pay tribute to those who served our country that day as well as those who currently serve. In past races, the ride has gathered many followers who get together on the route and at stopping points to cheer on the riders and show their support for the cause. Registration is currently open and interested participants can sign up at www.americas911foundation.org
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The America's 9/11 Foundation CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) #: 95861

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05/06/2021

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05/04/2021

Happy International Firefighter’s Day
Thank You for your support and dedication

Those of you close to York PA, this event takes place Saturday April 17.  Sgt. Teague has been an escort for our annual ...
04/14/2021

Those of you close to York PA, this event takes place Saturday April 17. Sgt. Teague has been an escort for our annual ride for several years. Please help if you can.

Those of you close to York PA, this event takes place Saturday April 17. Sgt. Teague has been an escort for our annual ride for several years. Please help if you can.

Healing Prayers going out to Mike Weigand & his wife Kim,  they have been big supporters of the Foundation Latimore Town...
03/24/2021

Healing Prayers going out to Mike Weigand & his wife Kim, they have been big supporters of the Foundation

Latimore Township Police Chief Mike Weigand returned home today after being Hospitalized for suffering from a stroke last week. To show him support by prayers or sending a card.

Latimore Twp Police Dept
C/0 Mike Weigand
559 old us route 15
York Springs, Pa 17372

Sgt. Teague is a friend of the foundation and has been a motor escort for our ride for several years.  Prayers for his r...
03/23/2021
Help Motor Officer Sgt Dan Teague w medical expens, organized by A Compassionate Friend

Sgt. Teague is a friend of the foundation and has been a motor escort for our ride for several years. Prayers for his recovery. Any support for he and his wife would be appreciated.

Sgt Dan Teague with Southern Regional PD and his wife Ama… A Compassionate Friend needs your support for Help Motor Officer Sgt Dan Teague w medical expens

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02/26/2021

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On behalf of America’s 911 Foundation,  I would like to congratulate Battalion Chief Robert Celentano a very long happy ...
01/17/2021

On behalf of America’s 911 Foundation, I would like to congratulate Battalion Chief Robert Celentano a very long happy and healthy retirement. Thank you for your 32 year career with East Haven Fire, your service to our community and for your friendship.
Thank You Bobby for a job well done. Happy Retirement!!
~Alison Conway, Secretary Executive Board America’s 911 Foundation

On behalf of America’s 911 Foundation, I would like to congratulate Battalion Chief Robert Celentano a very long happy and healthy retirement. Thank you for your 32 year career with East Haven Fire, your service to our community and for your friendship.
Thank You Bobby for a job well done. Happy Retirement!!
~Alison Conway, Secretary Executive Board America’s 911 Foundation

Prayers for our Law Enforcement and our Country.
01/10/2021

Prayers for our Law Enforcement and our Country.

01/01/2021

Happy New Year!
Praying 2021 brings health, happiness and prosperity to all!

12/26/2020

Merry Christmas one and All. May this holiday season find peace and happiness. Prayers for all serving our Communities, Our Country and Our Nation. God Bless

12/06/2020

Can’t find the perfect Holiday gift to get your favorite biker? We have a solution! Registration for America’s 9/11 Ride is open. You can register on line and they will get the ride experience of a lifetime. This is a “BIKE IT List Ride” and it’s also the 20th Anniversary of The events of September 11, 2001. Register today.....

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from our homes to your. This year has been very challenging to say the very least, however, we still have a lot to be Thankful for. God Bless our First Responders, our Military and You!

10/28/2020

Happy FIRST RESPONDERS DAY!!!

10/22/2020
KIRO 7 News

KIRO 7 News

A little boy in Everett found himself in the mother of all water fights.
He went toe-to-toe with the Everett Fire Department. Aceson and his mom and dad were enjoying their own little water fight in their yard when firefighters spotted the fun and kicked things up a notch.

Four PA State Troopers receive Governor’s Award for Excellence
10/02/2020
Four PA State Troopers receive Governor’s Award for Excellence

Four PA State Troopers receive Governor’s Award for Excellence

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Four Pennsylvania State Troopers will be recognized by Governor Tom Wolf for individual and group actions that prevented injury or loss of life and improved the quali…

Today begins Fallen Firefighter Week.  Please join us in the Virtual Event “ Light Up The Night”    Each night this week...
09/27/2020

Today begins Fallen Firefighter Week. Please join us in the Virtual Event “ Light Up The Night” Each night this week shine your Red lights, light candles ( safely in glass containers ), luminaries or flash lights for the fallen firefighters that perished in the line of duty. God Bless those who answer the call.

April and I went traveling on our virtual tour yesterday  September 11th. Want to extend our well wishes to all First Re...
09/12/2020

April and I went traveling on our virtual tour yesterday September 11th. Want to extend our well wishes to all First Repsonders throughout our great Nation. May you all be safe and God Bless each and everyone. We were encouraged to see in the rural areas of Virginia small town volunteer as well as paid First Responders remembering September 11th 2001. MAY WE NEVER FORGET. Special shout out to Gretna Fire and Rescue, Blairs Fire and Rescue, Cool Branch Volunteer Rescue Squad and Altavista Fire Company. As we ended our trip in Charlottesville we tried to get some motor units but alas, they were done for the day. Paul Quillon I owe you some tootsie pops. #americas911event

Want to wish Eric Sjurseth a Happy birthday .
09/11/2020

Want to wish Eric Sjurseth a Happy birthday .

09/11/2020

Reflections of an American

As I ponder my life on the eve of my 55th birthday, I also am remembering that tragic day back in 2001. Yes, those who know me well enough, know that September 11, 2001 happened on my 36th birthday. My reflections today range from grief over those lost and ones left behind, to elation that, in fact, I have made it to 55. (no small feat knowing my childhood).
September 11, 2001 is my generation’s “You remember where you were when…” event.
I was under a TruGreen truck trying to fix a leak from a 300-gallon tank that contained liquid fertilizer. My Administrative Assistant came running into the warehouse very emotional and after crawling out from under the truck and calming her down, I was to learn her mother was in one of the smaller buildings next to the Twin Towers which had just been hit by a plane. Assuring her that her mother was fine and calming her down, I crawled back under the leaking truck with liquid fertilizer running everywhere, my oldest brother called to inform me of the second plane hitting the Twin Towers. By this time, it was becoming clear that this was not a random act.
I tried to call my wife, who was on her way to Fort Myers Army Base, which is next to the Pentagon. Due to the attacks and subsequent panic, cell service was not working. I finally reached her about two hours later, as she was stuck in traffic that Tuesday morning and had not reached the base before the plane hit the Pentagon.
I was scheduled to train in the field this day, so I got in the truck and rode from house to house treating lawns and learning of the horrific acts one stop at a time. By the time I got home that evening, my entire family was watching the news and trying to figure out what had happened. My 36th birthday was spent in grief and anger over the events that transpired that morning.
Now, 2 weeks later, on a Sunday evening, my middle brother calls me and says, “We need to do something….” Regarding the attacks in New York, Shanksville, and Arlington. He tells me about how he and his wife went up to New York City to help and were the only people staying in a large hotel off Broadway. He further went on to say how we need to show that Americans were not easily scared, and we needed to get people to go back to New York City. His wife had mentioned a motorcycle ride, since they did a lot of riding, and I agreed with him that sounded like a good idea for the following Spring. He did not agree. He said, “We need to go NOW!”
While we talked about other topics, I was looking at a calendar. I mentioned to him that if he had to go now on this motorcycle ride idea, to do it on a holiday so that Federal workers would have an extra day off. We concluded that Columbus day was too early to organize the event; however, Veteran’s Day that year would be good as the date was November 10th and 11th, 2001. It could give him several weeks to organize the event. We said our goodbyes, and I never thought of it again. Was I in for a big surprise!
The very next day, Monday afternoon, on his way home from his job, my brother called and told me had reserved the grounds of the Washington Monument for Saturday November 10, 2001. He reserved the grounds as a staging area for the beginning of a motorcycle ride to get people to show support for New York. I told him “have fun and enjoy.” He reapplied, “Oh, you and your wife are going too!”
“I DO NOT RIDE!” I replied.
“I know” he said, “You are the only one I know that can lift a bike into a truck without help so you are going, because we are not going to leave anyone behind if they break down. And your wife will drive a truck with my kids to help sell t-shirts and stuff.”
Without thinking of any consequences and without hesitation, I readily agreed. That November 10th morning, as over 200 bikers were registering to go on this ride, President George Bush’s helicopter, Marine One, flew overhead on the way to take our President to New York City as well. That day, the America’s 9/11 Ride was born.
As Paul Harvey would say, “Now you know the rest of the story…”
Not in a million years would l have thought that out of those attacks 19 years ago, and subsequent motorcycle ride, I would be a small part of something that has become so big. My family has had the unique opportunity to become involved with the America’s 9/11 Foundation. We have seen firsthand the devastation of those attacks and met family members of victims and survivors and First Responders to those events.(Several have become like my own family) We have seen the changes over time of the memorials, especially in Shanksville, PA. Alas, we have also witnessed the changes in attitudes.
On September 12th, 2001 everyone was an American! It did not matter whether you were Black, White, Hispanic, Latino, Asian or any other ethnicity, you were AMERICAN! It did not matter whether you were a Southerner or a Yankee, you were AMERICAN! It did not matter if you were Republican or Democrat, you were AMERICAN. And we had new heroes. Ones that did not have magical powers or equipment that only billionaires could have. Our heroes were the average everyday person who cared more about helping individuals then their own lives. The Lewis Nacke’s of Flight 93, the Staff Sgt. Christopher Braman’s of the Pentagon, the 417 First Responders of New York City and countless others who did not hesitate to respond or act. But these and many other heroes were not just born from this tragedy.
No!
These heroes were everywhere. In every State, City, Town, and County of America. They were our local Firefighters (both paid and volunteers), our Emergency Medical Personnel, and our Police! These were our new heroes! The new Red, White and Blue! Oh, how everyone and I mean everyone loved them!
Over the course of these 19 years since the Attacks, I have witnessed a change in attitudes. We have moved from being American to being anything but American. We have gone from looking past differences and working together to inspecting and disparaging the minutest detail amongst ourselves. We are no longer One. And our heroes have fallen as well. Why is it that a tragedy like 9/11 solves problems and erases differences when prosperity and peace promote hatred and violence?


On September 11th, 2020, the 19th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon, Shanksville and the Twin Towers in New York City, I urge everyone to revisit those feelings from 19 years ago. To honor the victims. To remember the survivors. To remember, we are greater together than separated. We are greater with God than without him. We are One. We are AMERICAN!
“If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.”
—Sandy Dahl, wife of Flight 93 pilot Jason Dahl, in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in 2002
May we NEVER Forget September 11, 2001 as I know I cannot. God Bless our Nation and our First Responders. God Bless the RED, WHITE and BLUE!
Sincerely,
Eric V. Sjurseth,
President, America’s 9/11 Foundation.

These are just a few taken from the Virtual Virtual Tour.....Gettysburg, Somerset, Leesburg, Arlington, Hightstown, Tear...
08/26/2020

These are just a few taken from the Virtual Virtual Tour.....Gettysburg, Somerset, Leesburg, Arlington, Hightstown, Tear Drop Memorial, Empty Sky Memorial and Ground Zero with a few of my Outlaw Patriot Friends. Never Forget, #virtualoutlawcovidtour #a911event2020. more to follow.....

Hi it’s Ally;    I must say this past weekends FAMILY reunion was the best time I have had in a long time.  I had to tak...
08/25/2020
America's 911 Foundation

Hi it’s Ally; I must say this past weekends FAMILY reunion was the best time I have had in a long time. I had to take a moment to gather my thoughts together because I am still feeling overwhelmed with excitement, relief, respect, grief, renewed energy and love.
For our new friends that we have met this weekend, you will most definitely be included into our definition of family. I have always said and felt. “you are a friend I just hadn’t met yet.” Now I have met some of the most incredible people and I am so glad and blessed to have you in my life and I truly appreciate you. I may not have lots of money, however, I feel I am the most richest individual alive.
When Covid-19 recked havoc on people’s plans and multiple events including vacations were being cancelled, I was not sure who or how many would accept the challenge.
Since 2001, America’s 911 Foundation has done a ride to all 3 crash sites of 9/11/2001, we accomplished going to all 3 sites from 9/11 and we included 2 new locations; The Teardrop Memorial and Empty Sky. Most people did not know that they even existed, I am honored to have shared this experience with you. I want to give a special shout out to Eric & Lexy, Butch & Michelle for leading. Thank You!! Todd & Gina, Rich & Rich for blocking. Thank You!! Rob and Birgit for use of your truck and trailer for breakdowns and beverages transport . Thank You!! Thank You Carl for helping plan this and also providing beverages and helping with hotel accommodations ... I have a new favorite adult beverage, who knew they sold hard coffee?!? Thank you Road for getting us there and back safely!!
It is now time to focus,
I have renewed faith and energy to help make 2021 even better!! Again, thank you “Outlaws” YOU ROCK!!!
Pictures to follow....#americas911tour.
Americas911foundation.org, americas911Ride
Go online and register for the virtual ride. You can register even though we have done our Virtual Tour. #a911event2020

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08/25/2020

For those who registered for the Virtual Tour. Please post your photos here on this page and use hashtag. #a911event2020. Thank You. You have through September 12, 2020 to do your own Virtual Tour. Show your patriotism!! Take a picture with American Flags, a 9/11 Memorial near you, or a Firefighter or Police or your Favorite EMT, be creative and fun. Please sign up today.

08/24/2020

Save the Dates!!! August 19-22, 2021. 20th Anniversary.

The Vertual crew of 2020
08/21/2020

The Vertual crew of 2020

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07/30/2020

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It is with sympathy that we pass along condolences to Co- Founders Lisa Sjurseth, Ted Sjurseth and Secretary Ally Conway...
07/23/2020

It is with sympathy that we pass along condolences to Co- Founders Lisa Sjurseth, Ted Sjurseth and Secretary Ally Conway And her husband John Conway for the passing of their father/ father-is -law, August Martin. Mr Martin was a great supporter of the Foundation and would meet us in Linden to greet us and cheer us on every year. He will be missed.

Board Meeting canceled for tonight . spread the word .
07/22/2020

Board Meeting canceled for tonight . spread the word .

Any one can do this.   Please help us continue our mission.
07/07/2020

Any one can do this. Please help us continue our mission.

Happy Independence Day to you .  As we have celebrated this day in our history, please take the time today to reflect on...
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day to you . As we have celebrated this day in our history, please take the time today to reflect on what made this country great and pray that we are able to get back what we have lost . Please pray for our people and bring UNITY back to the United States. God Bless America. Stay safe

06/23/2020
06/01/2020

In a less than 30 minutes we are announcing the winners of the Scholarships. I would like to congratulate each and every one of you. Each year since 2003 I have had the privilege to read the essays and help score them, and each year it gets harder and harder. Thank you all for applying and congratulations on your graduation and much success to you all.

06/01/2020

This evening at 8pm the Foundation will be announcing the 15 Scholarship winners. Please tune in at 8 pm for that announcement.

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Ride safe brothers and sisters. Thank you for what you do.