9-11 Memorial Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11 in Decatur, IL

11:00am Car & Bike Show Registration $11 TO ENTER 1:00pm 11-Mile Yellow ribbon Memorial Cruise 3:00pm Blues Brothers Tribute Show 4:00pm 10-Year Anniversary 9-11 Memorial Service Awards for Show ALL PROCEEDS TO WWII MEMORIAL
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Decatur - Illinois - US

Aug. 20, 2011 - PRLog -- On September 11, 2011, Decatur, Illinois will host the third annual “Cruise 11 to Remember 9-11” event.  The event will take place in Decatur’s Central Park.  Cruise 11 serves as a fundraiser for the WWII Memorial, which will be built in front of the Decatur Civic Center.  The WWII Memorial was the vision of the late “Pete” Nichols.  Funds are now being collected by a committee to build the memorial in front of the Decatur Civic Center.   Those killed in action (K.I.A.) from Macon County will be listed on the marble monument.  

“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 WWII Memorial fund.  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 11am.  

New this year-Children 10 and under are invited to bring their patriotically decorated bicycles/tricycles for display during the day and for a 2pm parade around Central Park.  Decatur Earthmover Credit Union is providing drawstring backpacks to the first 20 entries.  Other prizes include YMCA youth membership and cash for the winners of the bicycles/tricycles show.

Lucy’s Airbrush will be hosting the Car/Motorcycle Show.  Other community sponsors include: 95Q, Y103, Hupy & Abraham’s Watch out for Motorcycles Campaign; Pepsi and Dynagraphics.  

“Blues Brothers tribute with Brad Barding and Justin Hesse” will perform beginning at 3pm on the Central Park stage.  Food 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 10th anniversary of those we lost on 9-11. All entertainment is FREE.

Participants and attendees will have an opportunity to Thank a Vet, First Responders and those currently serving at the park by bringing Thank You cards to be presented to them and mailed to Troops.  Paper and supplies will be available for children to make cards on site.

The Decatur Conference Center is providing a $79.99 per night flat room rate for 1-4persons.  Call (217) 422-8800 to make your reservations and mention Cruise 11.

Registration forms are available by emailing aynproductions@yahoo.com or  call (217) 791-1385.
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