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The 2008 Ride For Pride will be held on Saturday, September 13.

Special traffic note: When the cruise starts, the on-ramp to 495E/95N has ongoing construction. The merge area is short and narrow. Be alert and safe while merging. There will be plenty of time to get back in line once on the highway.

This event is held in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area...Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C.

2008 will mark the 7th year of the Ride For Pride. For those unfamiliar with this cruise, it's purpose is to remember all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. It also holds the purpose of expressing our support and gratitude to all the men and women of this nation's armed forces, who right now are ensuring that we have the right, and the freedom, to conduct this event.

This event was conceived in 2002, by D. Charleton, and with the assistance of M. Gonzales and C. Pryce. The first Ride For Pride (RFP) had about 10 vehicles in attendance. The 2007 car count was 80, including members from FBodyHideout, Eastern FBody Association, LS1Tech, LS1, FirstStateFBody, HRFBody, LS1GTO, CCGTO, and others.

Here is last year's cruise video...
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And the video from 2006…
U2NG - Ride For Pride 9-11 cruise

When: Saturday, September 13, 2008.

Time: RFP will depart at 2:00PM. Please make sure you are on time, and have fuel, stragglers will have to catch up. Some of us will arrive around Noon, to detail cars or catch up with those we have not seen in awhile, etc.

Staging area: Cameron Run Regional Park. 4001 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Va
Welcome to Cameron Run Regional Park

Directions to the staging area: From I 95 North and South, take Exit 174, you will be put onto the Eisenhower Avenue Connector. Make a right turn onto Eisenhower Avenue. Cameron Run Park will be on the left about a half-mile up. Pull in and proceed to the back of the parking lot.

Duration/Distance: RFP will travel 75 to 80 miles, and last about 2 hours. Please make sure you have enough fuel to complete the cruise.

Route: From Cameron Run Park, we will turn right onto Eisenhower Avenue and proceed to the first traffic light. We will turn left onto the Eisenhower Avenue Connector, and proceed to the first traffic light. We will turn left onto the on-ramp for I 495 East/I 95 North (Please read the following: the on-ramp to 495E/95N has ongoing construction. The merge area is short and narrow. Be alert and safe while merging. There will be plenty of time to get back in line once on the highway.). We will continue around the Capitol Beltway (I 495), into Maryland and then back into Virginia. We will then exit onto I 395 North, and take Exit 8B, heading to the Pentagon. We will take the exit for the Pentagon North Parking, and finish the cruise there.

Conduct: No burnouts, No donuts, No racing, we are not at the track. BE RESPONSIBLE.

Vehicles allowed: FBody V6/V8, Mustang/Cobra V6/V8, Corvette, Viper, GTO new and old, GN/GNX/GrandNational, Impala SS new/old, old-school/classic muscle car/hotrod, GM/Ford/Chrysler nameplates, stuff like that. Also consider this statement by D. Charleton from a few years ago ... "It's not like if you show up you'll be turned away."

Please be sure to bring/have an American flag to put on your car, or something to show support for our servicemen/women.

This year's cruise again has alot to live up to. Please help me make this 'a cruise to remember'. Lets come together and show that we remember what happened on that awful day; and that we support our servicemen/women

Special traffic note: When the cruise starts, the on-ramp to 495E/95N has ongoing construction. The merge area is short and narrow. Be alert and safe while merging. There will be plenty of time to get back in line once on the highway.
 

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BBQ anyone??????????????????

The wife and I will be there with our flag on. Lets plan on that BBQ at the park before the RFP. I propose we get there at 11AM an hope to get a spot large enough. I'll bring charcoal and cooking utensils. I'll even cook if we each bring our own food and drinks. Anybody in S. MD that wants to go up together let me know and we can meet up down here someplace. Lets get this rolling folks.
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There is a Circuit City in Tysons on Route 7 (aka Leesburg Pike).

8520 C Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182

If you want to caravan to the park BBQ at the park before the event, this will be the meet up point.

There is a Starbucks on one side and a McDonald's on the other.

There is also an Exxon station VERY close in case you need gas.

Let's meet there around 10:00 and leave at 10:30 sharp.

I gave it alot of thought:

  • This is an easy place to find
  • You can get food, gas, or ice,
  • They have a big lot that rarely gets busy.
 

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Day the Eagle Cried

Day the eagle cried
September 11th 2001 - A day that will always remind us of how precious our freedom and therefore life truly is. As the 7th anniversary approaches, four soldiers prepare for the walk of their lives. Walking for 24 hours in the heart of Washington D.C. may seem like a daunting task to some, however the five soldiers committed to walking see it as a way to remember those who died and remember the family members left behind.

The balance of sacrifice and freedom are two elements which make this country great and to those who died on that fateful day……… Freedom will never forget.

We ask all who would like to make their sacrifice to join us on September 11th for 1/2 hour to 24 hours; any is enough
 

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USS New York

It was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center .

It is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions th at include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite , LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003, 'those big rough steelworkers treated it with total reverence,' recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. 'It was a spiritual moment for everybody there.'

Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived, he touched it with his hand and the 'hair on my neck stood up.' 'It had a big meaning to it for all of us,' he said. 'They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back.'

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'
 

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We have at least 15 Mopars showing up.... I'd love to have more....
 

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This is from another site:

Hey Immo, thanks for keeping this going over here. I was the trail car last year in the Black TA with the red stripes that was doing the video. I love my Magnum too, but the event started with fbody's so I'll be driving my new Collector Edition Trans Am this year. We will have access to the memorial after we arrive at the Pentagon this year, and won't have to take the mile long march from the public parking area to do it since we'll be staged in the Pentagon South parking lot near the actual crash site. We'll have a Pentagon survivor participating again this year. He drives the Blue C6 vette that you can see in last years video. All the Mopars should bump us over 100 cars pretty easy this year!
Thank you for the updated info! This is really a grass roots event, maybe next year we can get a web site together with updates, etc?

It seems like some people have forgotten about 9/11. We need to keep this event growing and be sure we as a country do not let our guard down.
 

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I have a small grill, but I know we can use more... Does anyone else have one they can bring on Saturday? Who else is doing the BBQ and what are you bringing?
 

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I suggest every one else try and bring a dish to share too. I doubt any one will go hungry though so come on out even if you can't bring anything.

Tracey
Good post Tracey!!!!
 

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One last bump. Hope to see you either at the Circuit City Caravan (Near McDonalds and The Container Store) in Tysons at 1000 or at Cameron Run Park NLT 1330.

If you have questions, e-mail me (I'll get them on my phone) immo at dclxclub dot com

Circuit City
8520 C Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182
 

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From Accuweather:

Saturday, Sep 13
High: 88 °F RealFeel®: 93 °F
Partly sunny, warmer and humid
 

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It's gonna be a HOT one!

Saturday, Sep 13
High: 90 °F RealFeel®: 95 °F
Patchy morning fog; otherwise, times of clouds and sun
 
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