10-year old Boy Killed in Birmingham Airport Accident Honored at Little League Game


By Alabama News Network

The 10-year-old boy who died after a Birmingham airport sign landed on him was was laid to rest in Kansas City.

While family and friends remembered Luke Bresette at his funeral, players with the Southside Baseball Association in Birmingham released 10 balloons in honor for each year Luke was alive

They joined together at 10:05 a.m. for one minute of prayer.

Organizers say they wanted the Bresette family to know they were with them in spirit.

"We've not publicly rallied around this family, and then when I saw the obituary, I realized that this funeral was going to start at 10:05 in Kansas City and thought wow, this is just a perfect way to honor and pay tribute to this child at a baseball field at 10:05," said Christine McLean, Southside Baseball board member.

The 10:05 a.m. start time for the event was significant because professional baseball games traditionally begin five minutes after the hour. Baseball was Luke's favorit sport.





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