May 14, 2013 -
Rescue 5, one of the five Rescue trucks in service in New York City during the 9-11 terrorist attacks, will be visiting the Knoxville Fire Department today as part of the Remembrance Rescue Project.
Rescue 5 will be at 600 Summit Hill Ave. from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
The Rescue 5 apparatus travels around the country stopping at schools, educating children on the topic of the 9-11 attacks.
Their mission is to inform younger generations of this tragedy, in hopes it will never be forgotten.
Earlier in the day the Rescue 5 crew will make a stop at Beaumont elementary school in the Lonsdale community, then on to the Summit Hill fire station to visit with our firefighters.
Remebrance Rescue Project
The Remembrance Rescue Project is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit created by firefighters to restore, preserve and share Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 from 9/11 as educational tools, historical artifacts and memorials. The Project involving former FDNY Rescue 4 and Rescue 5 is an educational effort focused at society, especially youngsters who were too young to actually understand the events of September 11th and what that day means to members of the fire service and the country as a whole.
The Project works with fire departments across the country to host the Rescues throughout the year. The Project coordinates with host fire departments to facilitate 9/11 educational programming, memorials and remembrance events. The Project strives to keep the memories alive of those lost on September 11th and all firefighters killed in the line of duty every year.
The Project is 100% operated by firefighters from across the country volunteering their time. There are no paid members within the Remembrance Rescue Project. Donations are used for fuel, maintenance and travel costs for the Rescues.
To learn more about the Remembrance Rescue Project please visit http://remembrance.co.