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|Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:47 pm Post subject: WTC Foundation Press Release
From Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:00 am to Mon Jun 25, 2007 1:59 am (included)
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, June 22, 2007
AIRLINE RIDE ACROSS AMERICA TO PRESENT CHECK TO
WTC MEMORIAL FOUNDATION ON CAPITOL HILL
On Monday, June 25, 2007, Tom Heidenberger of the Airline Ride Across America, will donate $45,000 to the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation in a ceremony on Capitol Hill. The donation comes from proceeds of the Airline Ride, a cross-country bike ride organized to raise funds and remember those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, particularly the 33 airline employees who died. Heidenberger will present additional $45,000 checks to both the Pentagon Memorial, and the Flight 93 Memorial.
Captain Thomas Heidenberger, a 28-year pilot for U.S. Airways who lost his wife Michele, a senior flight attendant on American Airlines Flight 77 is from Chevy Chase, MD. In early 2006, he decided to raise funds and awareness in memory of the airline crew members who died on 9/11. He and six others embarked on a cross-country bike ride from Los Angeles to the three memorial sites. After the 33-day ride in the spring of 2006, Heidenberger has continued to work toward his goal of generating funds and awareness for the Memorials.
Joe Daniels--President & CEO, World Trade Center Memorial Foundation
Congressman Chris Van Hollen
Thomas Heidenberger--Airline Ride Across America
James J. Laychak--President, Pentagon Memorial Fund
Ken Nacke Families of Flight 93
Joanne Hanley, Flight 93 National Memorial, National Park Service
TC Bensen National Park Foundation
Check presentation to the heads of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Pentagon
Memorial, Flight 93 Memorial.
When: Monday, June 25, 4:30 p.m.
Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building
(between Cannon and Longworth)
World Trade Center Memorial Foundation,
Lynn Rasic/Michelle Breslauer at 212-312-8800
For more event details, contact Jerry Mullins at 202-355-6310