On Sunday May 26, the “9th ANNUAL FIREFIGHTERS MEMORIAL RIDE AND CEREMONY” will take place beginning at the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial directly across from the Cleveland Browns Stadium at 10:30 AM. As in past years one thousand motorcyclists are expected to join in the procession ride that begins at 11:00 AM from Alfred Learner Way to Century Harley Davidson dealership in Medina Ohio. Motorcyclist will begin to stage at 8:30 AM and must arrive no later than 10:15 AM in order to be admitted to the staging area.
Registration for the FFMR are still available at the following locations and cost $25 a person, with a limit of 1000 motorcycles and 1500 riders/passengers: Century Harley Davidson Medina; Lake Erie Harley Davidson Avon; Harley Davidson Sales Company of Cleveland; South East Harley Davidson Bedford Heights; Carlton Harley Davidson Mantua; Western Reserve Harley Davidson Mentor and A&S Cycle North Royalton. No registrations will be available the morning of the event.
During calendar year 2012 we had 82 Firefighter Fatalities in the United States. There were three Fallen Firefighters from Ohio:
Edward R. Bernosky - Adena Volunteer Fire Department- March 20, 2013
Rocky Dunkin – Nile Township Volunteer Fire Department – July 1, 2013
Mike Burgan – Sugarcreek Fire Department – August 10, 2013
Monica Robins, WKYC Senior Health Correspondent, will be the Master of Ceremonies and will open the Ceremony with the singing of the National Anthem. The purpose of the Ceremony is to honor Ohio’s Fallen Hero Families and to present Scholarships to ten students whose family member is a Firefighter/EMS within the six county areas.
The public is encouraged to attend the 10:30 Ceremony and can park in the Science Center garage. At 11:00 AM the one thousand motorcycles will start their engines and begin a forty five mile procession ride past nine fire houses along the following route:
Alfred Lerner Way to E. 9th Street (turn rt.)
E. 9th Street South to Superior Ave. (turn left) CFD Headquarters @ 1645 Superior
Superior Ave. east to E. 30th St. (turn rt.) Station #7 staged at E.30 and Woodland
E. 30th south to Broadway (turn left)
Broadway south to E. 49th St. (turn rt) TF13 staged on west side of quarters
E49th south to Pershing (turn right)
Pershing to I-77 South (turn left)
Newburgh Hts. FD staged at Harvard overpass
Cuyahoga Hts. FD staged on Grant Ave. overpass.
Travel I-77 South and take next exit (State Route 21 Brecksville Road)
Continue on Brecksville Road past both Independence FD and Brecksville FD
Turn right on State Route 303 westbound past Richfield FD
Turn left on Ridge Road Hinckley FD on corner of Rt. 303 and Ridge.
South on Ridge past I-271 Granger FD on left
Ridge to Route 18 (Medina Rd.) continue to Century. Medina Twp. FD will be asked to stage somewhere near Century HD dealership.
The motorcyclists are expected to arrive at Century Harley Davidson at approximately 12:30 for food and entertainment provided by Century Harley-Davidson, this year’s primary sponsor.
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