On September 11th 2001, our country came together after we suffered an unimaginable loss that changed our world as we knew it — forever. Almost 3,000 people were killed during the 9/11 attacks including; New York City police officers, firefighters, and paramedics who were all struggling to complete evacuations of the buildings and save the trapped office workers.1 Each anniversary of the attacks we remember all of the victims of this devastating event. Our 9/11 Rolling Memorial truck’s intent is to make sure we — NEVER FORGET.
You may have heard of Road Scholar Transport’s Awareness Campaign that spreads the word for dozens of charities, causes, and organizations through our brightly covered awareness trucks. Our 9/11 Rolling Memorial truck, dedicated to the September 11th victims, debuted back in 2011 — the 10 year anniversary of the attacks. We named this tractor “Unit 911.” On one side of it is an image of the Freedom Tower. On the other side, written in red, are the names of the 1st responders, creating the red stripes in the Flag of Honor, with the Statue of Liberty in the background and the phrase “Have You Forgotten?” the title to Darryl Worley’s country song. The tractor’s hood displays an enlarged version of the 9/11 Heroes Stamp.
The trailer, which has brought tears to many eyes, contains the names of all those who lost their lives during the 9/11 events. These names surround an image of the World Trade Center, which overlays the American flag in the center of the trailer. Each corner of the trailer pays tribute to one of the planes that were hijacked (Flight 93, United Airlines Flight 175, American Airlines Flight 77, and Flight 173), with a list of the crew and passengers who passed away on each particular flight.
Since its debut, Road Scholar’s Rolling Memorial truck has been asked to make several appearances at events across the country, including East Stroudsburg University of PA where disabled first responder James Hagner strapped on a harness and pulled the 36,000 lbs tractor trailer to help raise money for the FealGood Foundation, which aims to assist 9/11 first responders who were injured and their families, along with helping to spread awareness about the catastrophic health effects 9/11 had on these individuals.
Road Scholar Transport also has a Flight 93 truck in memory of the victims of September 11th. Check out our Flight 93 truck and others at https://roadscholar.com/awareness-campaign