How do we honor the women and men who responded on September 11, 2001? It’s been 21 years since that fateful day. The day that forever changed our lives. I started this project in an effort to keep the memory of those individuals alive. In our ever-changing society, some of us can overlook those memories while some of us live with that pain every day. I want this project to honor the memory of those lost while teaching a new generation of the sacrifice made by those lost and those that responded that day.

The Smithsonian Institute Air & Space Museum has agreed to place on display one of the two Oshkosh crash trucks (331) that responded to the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 at the Udvar-Hazy Center at Washington Dulles International Airport The Pentagon Heroes team is driving hard to have this exhibit completed by the Fall of 2022. Oshkosh Airport Products agreed to restore and ship 331 to the museum at no cost. They are currently working on the restoration and anticipate the work being done in the very near future.

Once 331 arrives at the museum, it will be placed on a set of specifically designed dollies to accommodate rolling it into the museum. 331 will be drained of all fluids and left on these dollies. Custom Engineering Company out of Erie, PA has agreed to construct these dollies. They must be designed to hold 40,000 pounds of total weight. A set of six of these is going to cost an estimated $20,000.00.  

Do not let the memory of that day be lost. Let’s educate the next generation to sacrifices made on that day. Log on to www.ARFFWG.ORG to make your donation. Click on the Pentagon Heroes box and send as much as you can. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at bwiarffchief@yahoo.com

Respectfully Submitted,

William D. Stewart