Members of the NYPD, FDNY, and PAPD gathered at the World Trade Center Oculus to participate in the 9th annual 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. First responders and volunteers from companies that were directly impacted by 9/11 joined together to assemble 500 donated bicycles for the children of military service members. The 9/11 Tribute Museum organized this event to commemorate our fallen heroes while evoking the ideals of service and humanitarianism that arose in the aftermath of the attacks.
Police Commissioner James P. O’Neill showed his support for our 9/11 heroes and military service members by assembling bikes alongside NYPD Emergency Service Unit officers. One of the bikes Police Commissioner O’Neill built will be delivered to the son of Master Sergeant Joshua Wheeler who was killed in action in 2015. Master Sergeant Wheeler was the first American service member killed in action as a result of enemy fire while fighting ISIS militants. The remaining bikes will be donated to military families stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.