F.F. ERTL III
10478 St. Joseph Drive – DUBUQUE. Iowa 520003
THE 9/11 ROLLING Memorial
In association with John and Amy Holmgren of Shafer, Minnesota
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By: Glenn Morson, Editor
Die-cast promotions by F.F. ERTL III, was commissioned by John and Amy Holmgren of Shafer, Minnesota to replicate THE 9/11 ROLLING MEMORIAL. This concept was thought up and completely paid for by John and Amy. John works out of Fargo, N.D., for Rosepath Transportation. John hauls produce and refrigerated products from California to Chicago. The semi is known as the 9/11 Rolling Memorial because of its inclusion of every person’s name who died from the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Holmgren's friend Arlee Simpson of Applied Image in Fargo, ND and mural artist Paul Kosienski of Kosienski Signs in Fargo, ND helped John and Amy’s idea become a reality.
John and his wife, are doing their best to make sure no one forgets the events plus the names of those who perished on that sad day.
"What we're trying to do is build a 9/11 rolling memorial that we'll take across the United States," John said.
John had 9/11 featured artwork on a truck before creating the 9/11 Rolling Memorial.
"I had an old mural on my old truck with the Pentagon and four planes carrying the American flag and it read 'this mural is dedicated to all those who perished on Sept. 11’," said John.
When John heard Darryl Worley's song, "Have you forgotten?” it gave him the inspiration to do something bigger. John's truck is dedicated to every known person who died on Sept. 11, 2001, including the heroes. The tractor consists of murals depicting police officers and firemen, including one of the most historic photos of that time, the flag raising by members of the FDNY, also listed are the names of Port Authorities, K-9 units, NYPD plus FDNY and FDNY EMS personnel who perished in the disaster.
The trailer has a complete list of people who died at the Pentagon, on the four planes and at the Twin Towers. The pictures painted on the truck came from the Time and People magazine with their kind permission. All of the people listed on the tractor unit and trailer are listed alphabetically, the project cost John Holmgren approximately $30,000 to $40,000 to complete.
Now you can own and proudly display the 9/11 ROLLING MEMORIAL in your Die-cast collection and at the same time help fund the “Have you forgotten...The 9/11 Rolling Memorial Foundation” Collection, thanks to the partnership of Die-Cast Promotions, John and Amy Holmgren and the Rosepath Transportation of Fargo, N.D.
Die-Cast Promotions has produced a fine 1:64 scale replica of the Tractor-Trailer with 25% of the retail price from each truck sold going directly to the foundation which has been created by John and Amy Holmgren and overseen by family members of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. The foundation will also contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Rolling Memorial Tractor-Trailer.
Die-Cast Promotions have faithfully reproduced this truck right down to the specially tooled grille guard, the graphics are clear and exact to the real truck. Features of the replica include detailed cab and trailer interiors, working suspension and positionable front wheels. There are a lot of tacky 9/11 items out there, but I think this model is a very tasteful memorial piece for your collection, not only does the truck exist in real life, a percentage of the sale go towards keeping the real truck on the road for many more years.
AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2004,
ID #: 30679, Price: $54.99 from Die-Cast
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We will never forget that tragic day of September 11th 2001. The day the world stood still in disbelief!
On the day of September 11th 2001 the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan, NY where attacked for the second time by terrorist. Terrorist hijacked American airlines flight 11 departing from Boston International Airport to Los Angeles and flight 175 again from Boston to Los Angeles. They were diverted and flown to the City of New York, the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. then at 9:03 a.m. as rescue workers helped evacuate the stricken north tower, United Flight 175 crashes into the South tower. The two attacks in New York City on that day resulted in the total collapse of the twin towers with deadly consequences.
American Airlines Flight 77 departed from Washington, Dullas Airport at 8:43 a.m. and was taken over by terrorist at 9 a.m., the plane turned and headed back toward Washington. According to White House spokesman Ari Fleischer, the intended target was the White House. The plane impacted the East wall of the Pentagon, Washington at 9:45 a.m.
The fourth plane hijacked that day was United Airlines, Flight 93, which departed from Newark, New Jersey at 8:43 a.m., bound for San Francisco. After being hijacked, the plane was near Cleveland when it turned around and headed east. But the hijackers did not consider the possibility that passengers would use mobile and on-board telephones to call loved ones, who told them about the attacks in New York City and Washington. Knowing they were next, the passengers voted to fight back and launched a counter-attack, attempting to gain control of the Boeing 757 back from the hijackers. During the struggle, the plane slammed into a field near Shanksville in Somerset County, a rural area roughly 80 miles south of Pittsburgh. U.S. government officials have said the plane's ultimate target was the White House, a report broadcast by Arabic language television network Al-Jazeera claimed the target was the U.S. Capital.
The tragic events of that day did
not just affect the people of America; it was a direct attack on the
stabilization of the world, with human losses from over
84 countries and 3,250 children losing a
parent on that day...
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