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Letterkenny to host 9/11 Patriot celebration

September 06, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - On Saturday, Letterkenny Army Depot will be home to the first 9/11 Patriot Day celebration.

State Sen. Richard Alloway, R-Franklin/Adams/York, will host a full day of events, including a 5K race or 1.5-mile walk, a memorial church service, motorcycle rally and 10-hole golf scramble.

The celebration will conclude with a barbecue dinner, music and fireworks.

At 11 a.m., all motorcyclists interested in making the 87.21-mile trek to the Flight 93 Memorial Chapel in Shanksville, Pa., will gather and embark on the journey.

Along with the motorcyclists, the convoy will consist of two Humvees from the depot and a van. The caravan's journey is estimated to be nearly two hours and will include a brief stop to refuel in Breezewood, Pa.

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This event is open to anyone, and registration on or before Tuesday costs $10. Ride day registration costs $15.

The proceeds will go to benefit Freedom Community Park, which is a combined effort between the Hamilton Heights Youth League and the Scotland Broncos Youth League to build a stadium with five to seven baseball fields and up to nine all-purpose fields for sports such as football, lacrosse and soccer.

In addition to the fundraiser, the ride will commemorate all of those who lost their lives in the Flight 93 hijacking crash that was a part of the Sept, 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The riders will take a wreath, donated by Everlasting Love Florist, and place it at the memorial site upon arrival.

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