Smerconish raises $20,000 for memorial completion


On 6/19 Dial Global’s Michael Smerconish surpassed his charitable goal at a brunch he and his wife hosted at their Bucks County, PA home to commemorate the fathers lost on 9/11.  He set out to raise the final $10,000 needed to complete the entrance way signage of the Garden of Reflection in Lower Makefield Township, PA and ended up doubling that number.

The Garden of Reflection is a community-inspired memorial to the victims and their families. It was completed and dedicated in 2006 as a result of private efforts and a public grant secured by Congressman Michael Fitzpatrick.  Smerconish donated all author proceeds from his first book, Flying Blind: How Political Correctness Continues to Compromise Airline Safety Post-9/11, to benefit the memorial.

Pictured left to right, Liuba Lashchyk, designer of the Garden of Reflection, Grace Godshalk, who lost son William on 9/11, Michael Smerconish, Lavinia Smerconish, Ellen Saracini, widow of United 175 pilot Victor Saracini, and Melodie Homer, widow of United 93 pilot LeRoy Homer.  

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