Freedom Walk

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Friday, September 02, 2011


Joey Rizzolo was six years old when he watched the events of September 11th 2001 on the news, while folding laundry with his grandma in his living room.  At the time, Joey didn't understand the larger meaning of what was happening, other than planes hitting buildings.  Even though he had no personal connection to 9/11, at the age of 11 Joey decided to initiate a Freedom Walk to help residents of his town, Paramus, NJ, remember and honor the victims of 9/11.   Joey organizes the event with a committee of teenagers, who carry out all the fundraising, organizing, and publicity.  Last year's Freedom Walk drew almost 1,000 people.  

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Produced by:

Sanda Htyte


Marianne McCune


Joey Rizzolo
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