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Walk With Joe Honors Flight 93 Heroes [AUDIO]

Manalapan-based Walk With Joe just wrapped up its tenth annual Memorial 5K walk to remember people who lost their lives during the horrific 9/11 attacks.

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The charity, which has become a community staple, was started in the wake of the tragedy by Manalapan’s Yorktown Club. The non-profit club supports local charities. One of the club’s members, Patrick “Joe” Driscoll, was one of the heroes that lost their lives by helping to prevent Flight 93 from hitting any other terrorist targets.

Walk With Joe was started in Driscoll’s name shortly after. Also fueling the club’s efforts was the loss of two other member’s loved ones.

“We will never forget,” Committee Member Michele Cleary said. “We don’t want to forget all the people that lost their lives and were heroes that day.”

Cleary says the mission is “to commemorate all of the people that were lost on that day, so we have this walk every year.”

Thousands have turned out each year for the 5K, which is held every year on a Saturday near 9/11 at Monmouth Battlefield. This year’s was held this past weekend.

Over the 10 years of holding the event, Cleary estimates that the walk has raised over $250 thousand, which is donated to a slew of local charities.

“Because of this and in their memory, we can do something good. We can go ahead and walk, and remember and raise money,” she explained.

It is annual way to honor these individuals, while helping out the community.

“We never want to forget this event. We never want to forget to honor those that perished during this event.”

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