Darryl’s love of country and gratitude to those who protect our freedom have been ongoing themes in his life and career.
Savannah, TN (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
The 9-11 Rolling Memorial Semi-truck will travel from Shanksville, PA, to Darryl Worley’s Tennessee River Run this weekend with a 778-pound piece of steel from the World Trade Center at Ground Zero. The artifact will be displayed Friday, Sept. 16, in Downtown Savannah, TN, and Saturday, Sept. 17, at Tennessee’s Pickwick Landing State Park — sites of concerts that Kansas, Montgomery Gentry and Worley will headline. The names of the victims from the Twin Towers, Shanksville, Pentagon and First Responders are displayed on the entire semi-truck, along with the song title, “Have You Forgotten?” Worley’s September 11th tribute song.
“Darryl’s love of country and gratitude to those who protect our freedom have been ongoing themes in his life and career,” said Rendy Lovelady, Tennessee River Run Event Producer and Darryl Worley Manager. He added, “Having this opportunity to host the tenth anniversary edition of the 9-11 Rolling Memorial during our tenth anniversary is a great honor that Darryl and all the volunteers are thrilled to have.”
The tenth anniversary edition of the 18-wheeler will begin its Remembrance Tour Across America at the Tennessee River Run in conjunction with the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. Road Scholar Transport (http://www.roadscholar.com) of Pennsylvania owns and operates the semi-truck that is part of their Charity Awareness Program at RST. For more 9-11 Rolling Memorial information regarding the truck schedule and its mission, visit the Twin Towers Orphan Fund at http://www.ttof.org, http://www.911rollingmemorial.com or http://www.roadscholar.com.
The memorial will be present in downtown Savannah on the evening that Kansas, Derek St. Holmes (lead singer of the Ted Nugent band) and Mark Slaughter (lead singer of Slaughter) perform there. Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the main entrance will be in the middle of Main Street between Uptown Bistro and Signs of the Time Museum. Slaughter and St. Holmes will take the stage at 8:30 p.m., and the truck will be on display from the time the gates open.
The truck will move to Pickwick Landing State Park on Saturday, Sept. 17. That evening Montgomery Gentry, Worley, Jesse Keith Whitley, the Tony Bridges Band and Ben Mathis will perform. Attendees will be able to view the memorial truck and visit vendors inside the gate beginning at 2:30 p.m. Ben Mathis, the opening act and 2011 Battle of the Bands winner, will take the stage at 4 p.m. The rolling memorial will be on display through the end of the night, which will conclude with fireworks following Worley’s performance.
Tickets are available at the Darryl Worley Foundation Office at 325 Main St. in Downtown Savannah, by calling 866-484-3877 and by searching Tennessee River Run at http://www.ticketfly.com.
In addition to hosting the 9-11 Rolling Memorial Truck, Worley’s Tennessee River Run includes a ribbon cutting, songwriters in the round gala, golf tournament, bass tournament, 5K run, motorcycle poker run, youth fishing tournament, and an arts and crafts fair. Updates on all events can be found at http://www.facebook.com/TennesseeRiverRun, http://www.darrylworley.com and http://www.tnriverrun.org. The event is sponsored by Bumpus Harley-Davidson.
Proceeds from the Tennessee River Run fund the Darryl Worley Foundation. The foundation, a 501c3 public benefit corporation, has existed since 2001 to serve special needs for people in West Tennessee, Northwestern Alabama and Northeastern Mississippi. Additionally, it supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center. More information is available at http://www.darrylworleyfoundation.org.