A 68-year-old Connecticut man is on a 250-mile mission to Ground Zero in New York City. Here’s the thing… he’s walking there.
Al Forte passed through downtown Wilmington Thursday morning; he started at the 9-11 Memorial at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
“My sister did call me Forrest Gump,” said Forte, who’s hoping to spread a message with each step. “I have a faith and a belief that if everybody in the world prayed for peace, we would have peace.”
Bringing an end, he believes, to attacks as tragic and violent as the ones nearly 10 years ago.
“I have three children, five grandchildren, soon to be six, and I would like the world to be a better place when they grow up,” said Forte.
Averaging about 12 miles a day, Forte plans to reach Ground Zero by September 11th.
The Stamford resident is no stranger to these super walks. He says he’s also walked from New York City to Chicago and Boston to New York, pushing the message of peace.