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Veterans Complete Trip Up Atlantic On Jet Skis To Mark 9/11 Anniversary

Participant: 'We Like To Call It A Moving Memorial On The Water'
Veterans travel from Key West, Fla., to New York on jet skis. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Veterans travel from Key West, Fla., to New York on jet skis. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A group of veterans completed a 1,600-mile fundraising jet ski ride from Key West, Fla. to lower Manhattan to mark the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Families cheered the wounded vets as they pulled into the World Financial Center Marina on Wednesday, ending the final stage of the jet ski journey to raise money for charity.

“They don’t call it Never Quit Challenge for nothing, it definitely wasn’t just going for a joyride,” Army PFC Jeffrey Glasser told WCBS 880′s Jim Smith.

Glasser was one of several wheelchair-bound vets who took part in the five-day ride.

“We like to call it a moving memorial on the water. We ride for those who are not here today and those who are too injured to be able to do it for themselves,” Glasser said.

The six teams finished the ride on Sept. 11, the 12th anniversary of the day Glasser decided he would serve his country.

He now delivers motivational speeches and holds events to teach other vets to never quit.

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