September 3, 2013
Elaine Lostumbo (right) leads a small remembrance memorial service at the DeWitt 9/11 memorial in 2012.
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Ever since she was a little girl, Elaine Lostumbo has considered herself to be very patriotic. “One of my passions in life is encouraging patriotism,” Lostumbo said. “When I was young, my cousin was a priest in Poland, and I remember him telling me, ‘Always be proud to be an American.’ And I’ll never forget what he said.”