Verve Hotel Hosting Paul Veneto, Retired Flight Attendant on a 200-Mile Journey To Honor 9/11 Crew

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NATICK – In a remarkable testimonial to his fallen crew members, local Boston resident and retired United Airlines flight attendant, Paul Veneto, will mark the 20th anniversary of September 11 by pushing an airline beverage cart from Logan Airport to Ground Zero.

Along the 200-mile route between Boston and New York, Paul will share their stories and his own. The VERVE Hotel Boston Natick, Tapestry Collection by Hilton will host Paul on Sunday into Monday morning, as he prepares to make his way on foot from Boston to NYC. 

Like this country, hisstory is also one of resilience. Having been so deeply affected by 9-11, he almost lost his life to drugs; it took 15 years, but he finally freed himself from addiction.

Now, in the very same spirit that we showed as a country in the face of darkness, Veneto wants to help others find hope.

The VERVE is honored to support such an epic journey in support of 9-11 families’ non-profit organizations and the Power Forward Sober Living Scholarship Program.  

“I am doing this because I want these crew members’ families to know how courageous they were that day. I want the public to understand that under those conditions that morning, what those crew members did, nobody could have trained for. They really need to be recognized as Heroes. They were the very first First Responders. That day sent me into a tailspin of opiate addiction that almost cost me my life. After almost 15 years of numbing myself out from the thoughts of that day, I have finally been freed from addiction since 2015. I can now finally give tribute to my fallen crew members.” – Paul “Paulie” Veneto.

The beverage cart will be decorated with the airline crew’s photos as a reminder of their courage and bravery. Veneto wants others to recognize the flight crew’s heroics as the very first responders that terrifying day. 

For more information or to donate, please visit where you can see exactly where he will be every 10 miles. All proceeds will support the 9-11 crew members’ family’s registered not-for-profit organizations, and Power Forward in our continued efforts to establish Power Forward Sober Living Scholarships for those dealing with addiction. Paulie’s Push is a journey sponsored by Power Forward, an organization in support of recovery. Power Forward is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness, increase prevention and end the stigma of addiction.



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