Retired flight attendant Paul Veneto, who is pushing airline service carts from Logan Airport to Ground Zero to honor the memory of flight crews lost in the 9/11 attack, made his way through part of Natick on Sunday and will get the rest of the way through town on Monday.
Veneto launched Paulie’s Push to raise funds for the flight crew members’ families as well as to support Power Forward, which address the stigma of addiction. He departed Logan on his trek Saturday and at a 10-to-20 mile walking pace per day, plans to arrive at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Veneto was spotted in Wellesley on this soggy Sunday.
As detailed in this Washington Post article about Veneto, he suffered from opioid addiction following the attacks. Veneto was usually on United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the World Trade Center, but not on Sept. 11, 2001.
Natick’s Verve hotel put up Paulie and his pals for the night on Sunday, making sure he’ll be fresh to pick things up again on Monday.