WTC Artifact Journey-Oct 24

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Journey Home

7:00 a.m. MST The team is preparing to leave Lincoln. A brief ceremony will be held at Station 4, 1945 W Drake, at 5:00 p.m. MST to welcome the beam to Fort Collins. 

A special message from the team members regarding their entry into Lincoln yesterday.

As we approached Lincoln Fire Station 1 we were met by the Lincoln Honor Guard, Pipes and Drums, on-duty crews, media, and several people from the general public. One of the flags that draped the steel over the trip was taken off, given to the honor guard commander, folded to its proper form, and given to me, who presented it to the Lincoln fire chief. It was a very choked up moment. Thank you to Lincoln Fire Rescue who went way above to make us feel welcome, feeding us dinner and breakfast.   

7:30 p.m. MST The team is on the road leaving Lincoln.

8:00 a.m. MST The team is continuing along i-80.

8:30 a.m. MST The team is continuing to  be escorted and greeted along their journey. 

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9:00 a.m. MST The team is continuing through NE with escorts and departments turning out to salute them as they pass.

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9:30 a.m MST The map has been updated.

10:00 a.m MST  The team is taking a short break.

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10:30 a.m MST The team is 100 miles outside of North Platte.

11:00 a.m. MST the team is continuing to make progress.

11:30 a.m. MST The team is continuing to see support and care along the way home today.

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12:00 p.m. MST The team is stopping in North Platte for gas and to meet some of the local firefighters who are supporting them.

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12:30 p.m. MST The team is leaving North Platte headed to Cheyenne. 

1:00 p.m. MST The team is continuing through NE headed to WY. They are making good time and staying on schedule. Don't for get you can track their journey through pictures, and add your own, at https://www.yogile.com/poudrefirewtcbeam.

1:30 p.m. MST The team is approaching the WY.

2:00 p.m. MST The team is continuing their journey. 

2:30 p.m. MST The team is almost to the WY border. They will be arriving at Station 4 at 5:00 p.m. MST.

3:00 p.m. MST The team has crossed into WY and is being escorted by over 40 members of the Patriot Guard.

3:30 p.m. MST The team has reached the outskirts of Cheyenne, WY.

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4:00 p.m. MST The team is at the CO/WY border.

4:30 p.m. MST The team is enroute down I-25 to Fort Collins. They will be taking the Highway 14/Mulberry exit and proceeding down Mulberry to Taft Hill Rd. From there they will proceed south down Taft Hill Rd to Drake Rd. They will turn east on Drake Rd ending at 1945 W Drake Rd at 5:00 p.m. MST.