(WTNH) – A retired United Airlines flight attendant is honoring crew members who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
Paul Veneto is pushing an airline beverage cart from Logan Airport in Boston to Ground Zero. He’s been making his way through Connecticut for the past few days to get to New York City by the 20th anniversary of the attacks.
News 8 caught up with him on Wednesday.
“Connecticut’s been dynamite. It’s been unbelievable. People coming out of their houses, they’re bringing their kids, they’re making signs,” Veneto gushed.
Veneto recalled to News 8 what it felt like after the attacks: “This country came together after 9/11. We all remember that. People forget this country started coming together at 30,000 feet. That’s where it started with these crew members. They stood toe to toe against those guys to protect those people on those aircraft and to protect us down here.”
He’s hoping all the relatives of the flight attendants and crew members will hear that we all agree they were heroes that day.
“It’s not a big deal for me to push this cart. I got their pictures on top of this cart and when it’s raining, when it’s hot, when my legs are hurting, I look down at their faces and I say, ‘what I’m doing is nothing compared to what they accomplished that morning.’…they stood up to terrorism,” Veneto added.
People can follow Paul’s route live here.