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WEST HAVEN, Sept. 2, 2021 — (Pictured): Mayor Nancy R. Rossi welcomes Paul “Paulie” Veneto, of Braintree, Mass., and his airline beverage cart to West Haven at the base of the Kimberly Avenue bridge near Elm Street on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Veneto, 62, a former flight attendant who lost several colleagues when United Flight 175 was flown into the World Trade Center’s south tower in New York on Sept. 11, 2001, is honoring his friends on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks by pushing the beverage cart from Boston to ground zero.
Escorted by members of West Haven’s Police Department and three fire departments, Veneto pushed the cart, decorated with photos of all four 9/11 flight crews, along Route 162 to the Milford line on Jones Hill Road as part of his 200-mile-plus journey to Manhattan.
The trek, called Paulie’s Push, will benefit the families of his former colleagues and Power Forward 25, a nonprofit organization that helps people with addiction.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)
Veneto shows Rossi and her executive assistant, Louis P. Esposito Jr., photos of flight attendants who died when United Flight 175 was flown into the World Trade Center on 9/11. (City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)