Lest We Forget

Today, September 11th, 2015, is the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attack, known as 9-11.

There is a memorial, in Rensselaer, Indiana, to the men and women that lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11th, 2001. This monument was dedicated on September 6 2012, and includes two pieces of the World Trade Center, as a monument to all who lost their lives there, at the Pentagon and on United Flight 93, that crashed in rural Pennsylvania.

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The monument is facing the Jasper County Court House, in front of the Rensselaer Volunteer Fire Department building, on the corner of South Cullen and East Harrison Streets, in downtown Rensselaer, Indiana.

Text on the memorial:

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO
LOST THEIR LIVES AND TO
THE BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES TO
SAVE SO MANY OTHERS ON
SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

THEIR COURAGE AND LOVE OF
OUR COUNTRY WILL BE A SOURCE
OF STRENGTH AND COMFORT
TO OUR GREAT NATION
GOD BLESS AMERICA

Physical address of memorial:
203 S. Cullen St
Rensselaer, Indiana USA
47978

Further Information:
Rensselaer Republican Newspaper Website for more information: (visit link)

RVFD unveils Sept.11 memorial (visit link)

City of Rensselaer Fire Department (visit link)

RVFD Online (visit link)

This memorial on Waymarking.com

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2012 Christmas Parade in Crawfordsville

The pictures I took at the annual Christmas parade, held in downtown Crawfordsville, Indiana, this past Sunday, are available on Flickr (Over 180 of them!)

Head of the Parade

 

 

 

 

 

The Knights of Columbus

 

 

 

 

 

School Marching Band

 

 

 

 

 

Snowman

 

 

 

 

 

1939 Allis Chalmers WC Tractor

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey and Minnie Mouse and horses

 

 

 

 

 

Llama's

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Toys For Tots car show Lafayette, IN

Toys For Tots Car Show

A&W – Long Johns, Teal Rd, Lafayette, Indiana

1933 Hudson Essex coupe street rod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration 11AM – 1PM

Awards at 4PM

Top 10

Best of show

A&W Choice

50/50 door prizes

25 dash plaques

For info call chuck 765-363-0954

Entry fee is a new toy or cash donation

Music by Fat Rat Mobile DJ

See you there?

UPDATE 11/11 2:06 AM

The pictures from this car show are up on flickr

2012 Toys For Tots Car Show A&W Long Johns, Lafayette, IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Toys For Tots Car Show A&W Long Johns, Lafayette, IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The awards were scheduled to be held at 4PM, but were held about an hour earlier, because most of the participants were headed to another show, elsewhere in Lafayette. We arrived there kind of late, because of other commitments. Soon after we arrived they were calling the awards. Most of the cars left before I got to take pictures of them all.

My favorite car in the show, was a difficult choice, but I reckon it was this pretty yellow 1973 Ford Gran Torino.

1973 Ford Gran Torino

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1973 Ford Gran Torino

2012 Annual Mellott, IN car show

Saturday October 20th, 2012, was the date for the annual Mellott car show, in the park, just south of Mellott, Indiana.

The pictures from this show are up on Flickr

General view of the show

Ironman on GNCC Racing

Ironman on GNCC Racing.

via Ironman on GNCC Racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Amsoil Ironman races are on this weekend, October 20th – 21st, 2012, in Crawfordsville, Indiana. Located just off of SR47, south of Crawfordsville.

I heard on the radio, that tickets to watch this event are $15 each.

Est: October 1995
The Ironman GNCC is one of the most popular races on the circuit. A local Polaris dealership hosts the event, and they get together with local farmers to get plenty of land for the track. Community support for this race is amazing. Ironman GNCC banners hang downtown, and the spectator count is incredible. The event has grown so much that it’s overflowing from race to full-on industry trade show with Yamaha, KTM and Polaris displaying next year’s models.

As far as the track, many riders call this one their favorite on the whole tour. The track has it all. The land in this area is totally flat, but the course runs near riverbanks, which means there’s still plenty of elevation change. In fact, the hills here are some of the steepest on the circuit. If it rains, the hills will be the toughest part, as the course will be routed around the creeks. If it doesn’t rain, the riders will hit the creeks, and they’re rocky. Be careful not to cut a tire there. Also, since the race runs in October, it can get cold. Try to stay dry in those creeks.
Outside of the woods, the course routes across harvested cornfields. You’ll have your machine pegged at its absolute top-speed several times here. From tight trails, to technical hillclimbs, gullies, rock sections and creeks, all on top of great dirt, this track is a true test for a cross-country racer’s all-around skills.The Ironman event is named after the late GNCC ATV Champion Bob “Ironman” Sloan, who hailed from Indiana and helped make the event happen. Godspeed, Bob.

2012 A Cause For a Rebel Benefit car show

A Cause for a Rebel, a benefit, will be held, for the family of Zackery Freeman, who lost his life, in a firearms accident, at just 19 years of age. Events include a silent auction, music, food and a car, truck and bike show. Local Law Enforcement officers will be there to give gun safety advice. Held at the Big R store in Crawfordsville, IN. Saturday October 13th, 2012, from 10AM until 4PM.

The local newspaper story can be found HERE

UPDATED 10-13-2012

1984 Chevy El Camino truck

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harley Davidson motorcycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The weather was grey and overcast, kind of cold, rain threatened, and was due later in the day.

There were a few cars, trucks and motorcycles there.

Pictures are on Flickr.

I’ve been doing some figuring …

 

I’ve been doing some figuring … So far, this year, I have added 3243 pictures to my Car Show and Parades sets on Flickr, Wow!

Check them out at http://cjp02.com

There are still a few shows to go this season, including Newport Hill Climb, this coming weekend.