On Sept. 11, in observance and remembrance of the 2001 terrorist attacks against the nation and the lives lost on that fateful day in American history, the Palo Verde Valley Transit Agency (PVVTA) posted bus #428 at the corner of the Lovekin Blvd./Hobsonway intersection.
“Today, on the 19th annual remembrance of the tragic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, PVVTA presented bus #428 in full patriotic livery as a local tribute to those who were lost that day – 2996 souls in total; 343 firefighters; and 72 police responders which comprised of 37 Port Authority transit officers,” stated PVVTA. “More than ever we must never forget the events of that tragic day and the days that followed where we came together as a Nation in the face of terror to rebuild, refocus and rejoice in our community and national pride.”
Familiar to local commuters and ridership, PVVTA bus #428 is proudly decorated with portraits of hometown veterans from the nation’s military branches.
PVVTA – who have continued the local 9/11 remembrance tradition for over a decade – encouraged visitors and locals alike to take a moment to also reflect on the day’s meaning.
“Thank you to our staff Arsenio Camargo III, Jose Gutierrez and Supervisor Marialuisa Lainez for bringing this memorial together today for our community,” stated PVVTA.