The cover of the program sold at Saturday’s WCU football game. Looks a lot like the statue, the sculptor did a great job.
Here’s Jane’s terrific video of the bagpipers leading the parade into the ceremony, it’s real good, click HERE.
There are several outstanding newspaper articles and videos about Mike Horrocks Day in West Chester on Saturday 9/11.
One article focused on Mike’s relationship with his daughter, it’s excellent.
“It was a quick phone call between father and daughter, with the 9-year-old lamenting that she didn’t want to get out of bed, didn’t want to go to school. But United Airlines co-pilot Mike Horrocks had a way of getting his daughter, Christa, going. After a few kind encouragements, she decided school wouldn’t be so bad. Then came the last words they would ever share: “I love you up to the moon and back,” he told her.”
Christa’s memories of her father seem perpetually locked on the good times surrounding the Labor Day weekend before the attack. The family was boogie-boarding at the New Jersey shore. She was in the fourth grade. The seas were rough. He was gentle.
“He would pull the board forward so I would not get swept under the waves,” she said. “I think that’s a good example of how he was with everything. He just wanted to make sure we were taken care of and were having fun in everything we were doing.”
“Every decision I make, I try to think what he would do,” she said.
Click HERE to read more.
To read the Philadelphia Inquirer articles click HERE and HERE
Here’s a couple videos of the three Marine C-130 planes that did a flyover of the football field right before kickoff.
The first one was taken by Betsy, who attended both our rally and the ceremony with her husband and 3 young children.
DONATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS may be still made to the Michael Horrocks Scholarship Fund. The teammates have raised about $150,000 for the endowment. The goal is $500,000.
Checks can be sent to:
West Chester Athletic Dept
PO Box 541
West Chester, PA 19381
(payable to “WCU FOUNDATION” and write “HORROCKS SCHOLARSHIP” on the MEMO line)
For information, email KGraves@WCUFoundation.org or call Kris Graves at the WCU Foundation at 610-436-2557