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9-11 never forgotten because of friends like John

September 11th, 2010 Posted in The SandGram v1.0

Today is September 11, 2010, and it’s hard to believe that nine years has passed since that miserable week that was to forever change the lives of our world.  Most people had one or two friends that they knew who were in the attacks and it may be a silent prayer that passes their lips except for one man I know.  John Mininno.

 John is a lawyer in the Philly area who has taken on a crusade of types to raise funds to build a statue of Mike Horrocks who was the First Officer on United 175.  Between golf tournaments, fundraisers, bricks and tee shirts, he has raised enough money to build and dedicate a statue of Mike at the West Chester University where he attended in the 80’s.  Our old Sqd, VMGR 252 will provide a flyover of the new KC-130J’s today at 1030am.

 Our friends who suffered in the attack on our country will never be forgotten when they have friends like John Mininno standing by.  John, you are on the list of Great Americans and truly dedicated friends. 

 Semper Fi,

Taco

 Ps, if you still want to buy a shirt for Mike’s cause, here is the link

http://www.minfirm.com/public-safety-campaign/michael-horrocks-memorial-statue-scholarship-fund

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