1) the 3,000 victims of the attack on September 11, 2001
2) the first responders who volunteered to enter flaming towers to help save others' lives
3) the armed forces veterans who protect us. As Abraham Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg: "They have not died in vain." This fall you may ride along with some or all of these intrastate parades, from VFW halls and civic parks to memorial sites and firefighters' lofty caves. Twist your throttle and get in the wind alongside police and fire officers, veterans and service men and women, and diverse patriots. Think of those gone before you; think of those coming after you; and resolve to remember 9/11 as much as the Alamo and Pearl Harbor, and for the same deadly reasons. If ya don't ride, ya can still register for updates and follow our progress on the web site www.TorchesAcrossAmerica.com, make a donation to support other riders, or buy support regalia like shirts and patches. America will heal itself, and in grieving we remember. Soon the grief will turn to action or forgiveness, bitterness or resignation-and then the ragged wound of terrorism will scar over and become less important. The sixteen states in order of travel are: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas; Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana; Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland; Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York. Please join us for part or all of this historic ride!