Wrapped Jeep Wrangler Pays Tribute to 9/11 Heroes

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For some, every day is a reminder of the tragedy that was 9/11 and this Jeep driving hero is doing his part to never forget.

For those who experienced the tragedy that was 9/11, it’s something they’ll never forget. Even if you were fortunate enough to see it unfold on TV from thousands of miles away. Unfortunately, for 9/11 first responders like Howard Rudolph, every day is a constant reminder of the horrors they witnessed firsthand. Not to mention the many friends and loved ones they lost. Thus, Rudolph wanted to create something special to honor those who lost their lives. And to ensure that others remember their sacrifices.

Thus, Rudolph partnered up with the folks at MetroWrapz to design a full custom wrap for his Jeep Wrangler. And the results, to say the least, are stunning, as you can see in the above video from the company’s official YouTube channel. But more importantly, they help Rudolph, who’s forced to carry an oxygen tank around with him everywhere he goes, deal with scars 9/11 left behind. “The way it’s wrapped portrays the way I feel,” he says. “About that day. About our military. This isn’t in the past for me, this is in the present.”

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“The goal behind the Jeep is for me. So that I can put this to rest. When I look at it every day. And when I’m tired of looking at all the photos, I’ll take it off. Because I don’t want to be the poster child forever. But I want to remind people, for now, why they should remember all year long. Because I remember every day.”

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And from the sounds of things, this marriage of Jeep Wrangler and hero is one made in heaven. “I always wanted a Jeep,” Rudolph admits. “This is my Maserati. And I enjoy every bit of it.”

Rudolph’s story and Jeep are an excellent reminder of why it’s so important to remember those who selflessly gave it all for the rest of us. And our hat’s are off to him for those tireless efforts.

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Brett Foote has been covering the automotive industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto Group sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other popular sites.

He has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles, and every other type of automobile, Brett had spent several years running parts for local auto dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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