Rick Ferran’s 9-11 Run- Remembering First Responders, Remembering Benghazi Heroes
Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children’s own Rick Ferran – aka “Tank” – decided to do a 9.11 mile run to remember the First Responders who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 and those who died in Benghazi on 9-11-2012. He pushed himself for several weeks in preparation for the task.
Then, on 9-11-18, he grabbed the American flag and took off to meet his goal.
“It shouldn’t take a day like September 11 to show the American people that when a horrific act happens, the first ones on the scene are always those who wear the uniform. We should never forget this and never forget the sacrifice made daily by them. God bless our first responders.” Rick Ferran
Along the way, Rick stopped to talk with some firemen from the Sarasota Fire Department. Over 300 firefighters died on 9-11-01.
Though Tank is still recovering from the run, his effort was not lost on our Uncle Sam’s Fans. Two of the comments about his run:
Walt: Rick Ferran I’m so proud to call you my brother after watching you on your run yesterday stopping to talk to first responders carrying our flag we need our younger generations to learn from you.
Wanda: Calling Rick a brother and a friend is one of the biggest honors that I have!
This is the beginning of his journey:
He stops off at the Sarasota Firehouse:
Here is the ending of his run:
Firefighters weren’t the only ones who saved lives that day. Many US veterans and civilians stepped up to help people get out of the raging inferno in the twin towers. Some made it, some did not.
Tank also ran in memory of the “other” 9-11, the attack on the US Diplomatic compound in Benghazi on 9-11-2012. Four Americans died, two of whom were Navy SEALs, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. We will never forget!