Relatives Of Flight 93 Victims Running Together In NYC Marathon
LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reports
They’re united by loss and now by blue running shirts that read “Family of Flight 93.”
“They never quit. My intention on Sunday is to not quit,” said Patrick White, whose cousin Louis Nacky was one of the passengers on that flight.
White and 15 others are running to remember those heroes.
“This is about honoring the courage and the sacrifice of the people who stand up for what’s right in our country,” he said.
They are also looking to raise money and awareness for the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, Penn. The memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew members who died when the airliner crashed in a field near Shanksville on Sept. 11.
Public and private donors have contributed $52 million, but officials say $10 million more is needed to complete the project’s first phase, which will include a visitor center, an education center and an entry portal with high walls framing the plane’s flight path.
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