Colorado’s PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists Partner with Second Chance Bike Shop for Event Honoring 20th Anniversary Of 9/11 Featuring Commemorative F-16 Flyover And Lap At Colorado National Speedway
Local Business Owner Scott Nuttall and Retired NJ Police Officer, Owner of Second Chance Bicycle Shop Ernie Clark Leading Joint Charitable Effort – Along with Sponsors Penske, Lowe’s & Costco
CENTENNIAL, CO. – (September 1, 2021) – PuroClean Certified Restoration of Centennial, a Colorado location of one of the country’s leading restoration and remediation franchises, today announced it has partnered with Ernie Clark, owner of Second Chance Bicycle Shop, on a joint charitable effort surrounding the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Through this unique initiative, 405 flags (a nod to the 405 first responders who perished during the 9/11 terrorist attacks) will be collected at Penske in Denver and paraded throughout Colorado before a special ceremony featuring a flyover formation and commemorative lap, to take place on September 11.
“As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, it’s important for our children and the next generation to understand why we need to commemorate this fateful day,” said former NJ police officer and Presidential United States Volunteer Service Award recipient Ernie Clark. “We not only want to honor our brave men and women who were first responders to the scene but also their K-9 officers, including one dog, in particular, Sirius, who served his duty to our country that day and made the ultimate sacrifice.”
Thanks to donations from sponsors Penske store #7245 in Denver, Lowe’s of Parker, and Costco in Aurora, 405 flags will be collected and placed in cement, using a Lowe’s bucket, and will make a journey throughout Colorado to honor the fallen. The flags will be on display September 10th at Stagecoach Saloon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. before being displayed at Wide Open Saloon in Sedalia from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The flags will then be brought to O’Brien Park for a special ceremony.
At midnight, supporters gathered at O’Brien Park will have a moment of reflection 405 minutes prior to the moment American Airlines Flight 767 hit the north tower of the World Trade Center. There will be a First Bell and Second Bell signifying the moments the attacks took place. A “Missing Man” flyover formation will be performed by volunteer pilots from Colorado’s Buckley Air Force Base using F-16 “Fighting Falcon” jets. Breakfast will be served to all first responders working overnight in the park as a special gesture, and the flags will be available for purchase with a small donation.
PuroClean Restoration Services has also sponsored a commemorative lap around the Colorado National Speedway, Colorado’s premier NASCAR track, located in Dacono. The lap will begin at 6:30 p.m. on September 11th.
“We are deeply proud and honored to be a part of this commemorative celebration for our nation’s heroes, the first responders who bravely faced danger and lost their lives 20 years ago,” said Nuttall. “We’re grateful for the support of PuroClean Vice Chairman Frank Torre and the entire PuroClean corporate support team, who prioritize those who served our country each and every day in a variety of ways and have been instrumental in this initiative.”
“We are immensely proud of the work that PuroClean does for our communities,” said Torre. “Scott and his team are helping us remember and honor our fallen 9/11 first responders. This is something that PuroClean stands behind; it embodies the spirit of PuroClean, of leading with a servant heart.”
For more information about this event or to donate, visit facebook.com/secondchancebicycleshop/.
About PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists in Centennial, CO
PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists is Colorado’s oldest PuroClean franchise, a local, family-owned business that professionally and compassionately provides emergency water, fire, mold, and biohazard cleanup and restoration services for residential and commercial clients. Since 2014, PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists has been proudly serving the communities of Denver, Aurora, Centennial, Parker, Elizabeth, Franktown, Castle Rock, Lone Tree, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Lakewood, Englewood, and Commerce City. Every call is answered live (24/7/365), and the company offers free estimates for the community’s Water, Fire, Mold, and Bio-Hazard Restoration needs. For more than 20 years, PuroClean has helped home and business owners with their restoration and remediation needs, serving communities across the United States and Canada with a network of over 360 offices. For more information about PuroClean Certified Restoration Specialists, contact (303)-876-0006 or visit puroclean.com/centennial-co.
About Second Chance Bicycle Shop
Second Chance Bikes refurbishes and donates used bicycles to disadvantaged children, the homeless, and veterans. Hundreds of impounded and donated bikes go to Founder Ernie Clark and his team of volunteers to restore and donate each year. Second Chance Bikes has provided over 25,000 bikes to disadvantaged youth, veterans, and the homeless since 2006. For more information about Second Chance Bicycle Shop or to donate, visit facebook.com/secondchancebicycleshop/.
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