By Robert Medley The Oklahoman
From left, Steve Capps, Willi Butler, David Dunn, and Brian Wells are outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial on Wednesday. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
The day of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing was a day retired Oklahoma City firefighter Willi Butler won’t forget.
Butler lives with memories of the horror each day. But for those in his motorcycle club looking back on it all 19 years later, a fundraiser for the Oklahoma National Memorial & Museum is maintaining its ground.
More than 600 motorcycle riders are expected to rev up for the seventh annual Oklahoma City Wind & Fire Memorial motorcycle run.“It’s all about the Murrah building. The guys who ride in our club are firefighters who were on-duty then,” said Butler, a Wind & Fire Motorcycle Club member and spokesman.
A group of Boston Marathon runners met up with city firefighters Friday at the September 11th Museum in a show of solidarity between victims of terrorist attacks.
The gathering was held in the honor of two Boston firefighters who died in the line of duty last month.
The runners who participated said they hoped the event would help Boston runners feel like part of a larger support group.
By Kelly Marsh Times Herald Record
Fire Chief Kevin McGuire, left, Police Chief Joseph Snyder and Butch Dener hold a piece of steel from the World Trade Center, which will be incorporated into the memorial. Kelly Marsh, Times Herald-Record
The New Paltz fire and police departments have begun fundraising to create a 9/11 memorial at Fire Station 2 on North Putt Corners Road.
A piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be incorporated into the memorial. The steel will be joined with a stanchion from the north tower at a meditation area near a tree that now memorializes the event.