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Pentagon Memorial Families Express Gratitude and Appreciation for Washington Redskins Support and Generosity

Press Release - Friday, September 9, 2011

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September 9, 2011                                       For Information, Jerry Mullins 703.299.2605

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Pentagon Memorial Families Express Gratitude and Appreciation for Washington Redskins Support and Generosity

Washington, D.C. -- (September 9, 2011) – Today the Washington Redskins invited Pentagon Memorial families to tour Redskins Park, observe a practice session and meet and greet the coaching staff and players. The Redskins are also providing Pentagon Memorial family members transportation and tickets to the September 11th game against the New York Giants. Before Sunday’s game, there be a ceremony to honor the lives lost on that tragic day of September 11th, 2001 and many of the Pentagon Memorial victims’ family members have been invited to participate.

“I think I speak for all the family members involved with the Pentagon Memorial when I express our sincerest appreciation to the Redskins organization for today’s experience and Sunday’s activities,” said James J. Laychak, president of the Pentagon Memorial Fund, whose brother David Laychak was killed in the attack 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. 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 www.pentagonmemorial.org

Contact Jerry Mullins, 703.299.2605

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