Thursday, October 27, 2011
Freedom Riders receive BBA quarterly public safety awards
Aaron Freedom Riders Mike Palmeri, Robert Cotrell and Rodney Deese received quarterly public safety awards from the Buckhead Business Association Thursday. The three firefighters from Buckhead's Station 21 completed a 1,305-mile, 16-day trip from Atlanta to New York City for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. BBA Public Safety Vice President Mark Shaver noted that the Freedom Riders traveled on an up and down route through the Blue Ridge Mountains, the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest two times. Also honored were Zone 2 police officer Craig Heflin, who rescued two Fort Benning rangers from a burning truck on Peachtree Road, and Fulton County Sheriff's Department dentention officer Coretta …
Monday, September 12, 2011
A Buckhead family turns their personal story of Sept.11, 2001, into a positive event honoring victims of 9-11 and soldiers who've given heir lives in America's War on Terror.
Mary Jo and Al Means organized the 9/11 Victory Run Sunday at Buckhead's Chastain Park for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 in honor of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and soldiers who've died in the war on terrorism. The Buckhead couple had a deep personal connection to Sept. 11. Their son, Ryan Means, volunteered for the Army after his best friend, Buckhead native Adam White, was killed in the terrorist attacks in New York. Both Means and White were living in New York at the time of the tragic events. White worked at the World Trade Center and was never found. In White's memory, Means joined the Army Special Forces, received his green beret and fought in Iraq, where he contracted bile duct cancer. He died …
Friday, September 9, 2011
After more than 1,000 miles, group near New York City for Sept. 11 10th anniversary
The Aaron's Freedom Riders, headed along the Atlantic Coast in New Jersey, are closing in on their destination, New York City. On Sunday, they plan to be there to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 and honor their fellow firefighters and other first responders lost in the terrorist attacks. They left Atlanta two weeks ago. Since then, they've climbed mountains, crossed the Blue Ridge Parkway and seen the monuments in Washington, D.C. Buckhead Station 21 firefighter Mike Palmeri and crew are in sight of finishing their magnificent adventure.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Group in New Jersey en route to New York for 10th anniversary of Sept. 11
The Aaron's Freedom Riders are on the 14th day of their trip to New York for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11. They will soon see Lady Liberty beckoning them toward their destination. The Freedom Riders are in New Jersey, headed for Atlantic City. Follow them on their Facebook page.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
After day in Washington, group returns to trip for Sept. 11's 10th anniversary
The Aaron's Freedom Riders, after a day in Washington visiting fire stations that responded to the Sept. 11, 2001, attack on the Pentagon, return to the road Tuesday. Stage 11 of the Freedom Riders' trip takes them to Denton, Md. They're en route to New York City for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11.
Sunday, September 4, 2011
On Labor Day, Freedom Riders to visit D.C. firehouses, monuments
The Aaron's Freedom Riders, after traveling 800 miles so far, are on their way to the nation's capital. Read more about their travels on the trip blog. On Labor Day, the Freedom Riders will rest from riding and visit several Washington fire stations that responded to the attack on the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, and see monuments in the capital. The companies include Engine 6, 1300 New Jersey Ave., which responded to the Pentagon attack and whose members received medals; Engine 3, 459 New Jersey Ave., which also rushed to the Pentagon and has the archives and a fire department museum; and Engine 16, which was dispatched to the White House after the Pentagon call came in. The group will have diner with the Engine 13, Truck 10 company at 450…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Saturday's route to Culpepper, Va.
The Aaron's Freedom Riders traveled 102 miles on Day 8, and now are headed to Culpepper, Va., according to their Facebook page. They have left behind the Blue Ridge Parkway, a 470-mile route. Along with arriving in New York City for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, the Freedom Riders will also stop in Washington, D.C. on Monday, to remember the terrorist attacks on the Pentagon that day. The trip blog records the progress of the trip so far, along with photos. Conn Jackson of 11 Alive News in Atlanta rode 100 miles with the Freedom Riders and compiled a report.
Friday, September 2, 2011
Expected to go 100 miles to Waynesboro, Va.
The Aaron's Freedom Riders will go 100 miles today on their eighth day of travel, leaving the Blue Ridge Parkway, according to their Facebook Page. The Freedom Riders left a week ago with a ceremony at Terminus in Buckhead. Follow their progress on their Facebook page. A blog about the trip reflects on traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Cousins official appreciates article on Freedom Ride ceremony
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Dear Editor: I really appreciate the article related to the Freedom Ride, which launched from Terminus, Café Street. It was very well-written, and of course I am particularly fond of it as I work for Cousins and played a small role in the organization of the Freedom Ride event at the property. More importantly, it was a beautiful affair, and Terminus was blessed to have hosted it. While something as special as the Freedom Ride rarely comes along, we will surely consider future events that are a fit for Café Street. Pete Hobbs Property Manager Cousins Properties Inc.
After 86 miles in Day 7, another tough journey awaits
The Aaron's Freedom Riders, after going 86 miles on Day 6, head to Peaks of Otter, Va. Thursday. In six days, they have traveled 520 miles. Follow their progress on their Facebook page. Also follow the trip blog on www.cartecaybikes.com.