On September 9, 2012, Decatur, Illinois will host the fourth annual “Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11” event. The event will take place in Decatur’s Central Park. Cruise 11 serves as a fundraiser to provide Christmas gifts to Veterans in need (American Legion Post 105).
“Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11” was created as a fundraiser to assist the WWII Memorial and in memory of Pvt. John Gifford, former Decatur ADM employee that joined the Marines after 9-11 and lost his life March 23, 2003 serving in Iraq.
A car and motorcycle show in Downtown will be open to any and all vehicles. The proceeds from the $11 entry fee will go to the American Legion Post 105. Goodie Bags and magnetic dash plaques will be given to the first 100 entries. Judging will be at 2:30 and entries are judged by Veterans and first responders.
Show entries and the public are encouraged to join the 11 mile Memorial yellow ribbon “Cruise” at 1pm. Participants will be given yellow ribbons to show their support of our Troops, thank our Veterans and remember the tragedy of 9-11. The Cruise will begin at the park and go West on Main Street to the Decatur Conference Center and will return on Main to downtown for the show. All participants will be given a yellow ribbon to attach in Memory of those lost on 9-11, to honor our Troops and our Veterans. The public is also encouraged to show their support along the route. Show parking will begin at Central Park at 9 am with the registration formally beginning at 10am.
Community sponsors include: 95Q, Y103, Hupy & Abraham’s Watch out for Motorcycles Campaign; Pepsi, AYN Productions and Dynagraphics.
“Blues Brothers tribute with Brad Barding and Justin Hesse” will perform beginning at 3pm on the Central Park stage. Food, commercial and craft vendors will be on location. The Memorial Service and salute to those that serve our Country and Community (including our local police, fire, Red Cross and emergency workers) at 4:00 pm. This Community Memorial Service will pay tribute to the 11th anniversary of those we lost on 9-11. All entertainment is FREE.
The Decatur Conference Center is providing an $82 per night flat room rate for 1-4persons. Call (217) 422-8800 to make your reservations and mention Cruise 11.
Registration forms are available online at www.aynproductions.com or by emailing aynproductions@
Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11