Yesterday, the Washington Redskins invited Pentagon Memorial families to tour Redskins Park, observe afternoon practice, and meet players and coaches coming off the field
These same families will also be given tickets and transportation to the game on Sunday against the Giants, which will feature pregame ceremonies dedicated to remembering the fallen from Sept. 11th.
The president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, James Laychak, spoke on behalf of the families, and expressed their sincere appreciation for all that the Redskins have done. Laychak lost his brother David during the attacks on the Pentagon.
“In those terrible days that followed September 11th, football and being a Redskins fan offered many local Pentagon families a unique comfort, a sense of normalcy and a break from awful grief,” he said. “The support and kindness that the Redskins continue to show the Pentagon Memorial families 10 years after that tragic event is another example of just how special a sports organization they are. We will always be very grateful for their support.”
About the Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc.:
The Pentagon Memorial Fund, Inc. is a non-profit organization established by the families of the 184 victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in Washington, DC. The Memorial Fund’s mission is to provide education resources and outreach programs concerning the Pentagon Memorial and the events of September 11, 2001, as well as raising funds to preserve the Memorial for future generations. The Pentagon Memorial is a two acre park adjacent to the Pentagon that provides a place for reflection, remembrance and renewal. For more information about the Pentagon Memorial, please visit http://www.pentagonmemorial.org.
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