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“It was a hot spring day, and I was 14 years old with my grandfather.  I was so excited as I was headed to meet the great Joe Paterno along with other greats like Greg Garrity.  It was 100 degrees out that day and picture day was moved indoors in a building near the lasch building, but back in 84, so can’t remember which building exactly.  As we were getting pictures and autographs, I started to get dizzy from the heat. I went by myself outside to get some air.  Joe was near the doorway taking pictures with people at the time.  After I stepped outside everything went black and I fell and cracked my head on a steel beam.  First thing I saw when I opened my eyes was Joe standing with a can of Coke telling me to drink it.  I was so amazed out of all the people around how Joe was the first person to me considering how busy he was with the fans.  A day I’ll never forget.  For those people who still say Joe didn’t care about kids, baloney.  I’m tired of hearing this as I know better personally.  The people who know Joe Paterno personally have been hurt by this as well.  It is time for the truth to be told, and the Board of Trustees to PUT THE STATUE BACK WHERE IT BELONGS!.  We know the truth, the board needed a scapegoat for their missteps.  RIP JOE, we’ll take it from here.”

Brian W Hassinger

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From the producers of “365 Days: A Year in Happy Valley” and “The Joe We Know,” this documentary will be comprised of stories about Joe Paterno as told by the people.  It will also feature other groups who are taking action to Honor Joe. 

 

July 10,  The Great Reveal to Honor Joe – Ladies and gentlemen, Zenos Frudakis along with Joe’s Bench is proud to present the unveiling of the statue that will be placed in the downtown State College area.

“I felt the bench was a ‘cliché,’ and Joe was not a cliché. Anyone can sit on a bench, there are many statues with people sitting on a bench, Joe was an active individual, and he was not a bench warmer. I wanted this piece to represent his 61 years of accomplishments, and to remind and re-educate people of who he was. It was an opportunity to restore the balance that he deserves.”  — Sculptor, Zenos Frudakis

Help support one of these groups, Joe's Bench - A Bronze Tribute, with their Indiegogo campaign to raise funds.

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This is the story of Joe Paterno told by those who knew him well and those who knew him only by name, or “JoePa.”  It is the people’s story.

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