I am a retired New York State Correction Officer. In 2007 my family became friends with a very special family who had lost a husband/father on September 11, 2001. Through this family we experienced how much families have suffered from that tragic day. I am honored and privileged to participate in the 2017 Tour de Force Memorial Ride. Our cause may not ease the pain and emptiness but will help families who are in need. The 2017 TDF Memorial Ride will be my third ride. I have a sponsorship goal of $2000. My mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive and to raise funds to benefit the families of law enforcement officers who are killed in the line of duty nationwide. Any sponsorship support would be welcome and greatly appreciated. Thank you.