Nineteen years ago today, my cousin Tommy Ashton was struck down in his prime by the Al Qaeda terrorists who engineered the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.
From the New York Times great Portraits of Grief memorial:
Colleen and Mary have kept Tommy’s memory alive through the Tommy Ashton 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, which raised over $250,000 to “[provide] charitable donations in the name of Thomas Ashton to institutions, organizations, worthy causes and individuals, including contributions to philanthropic endeavors and to community enhancing activities.”
Here’s where he also lives on in the 9/11 Memorial Guide.
Rest in peace, Tommy. You’re never forgotten.