- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama airport has added a plaque to remember a Kansas boy who died when he was hit by a falling flight information sign.

The plaque that was unveiled last week at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport honors Luke Bresette, of Overland Park, Kansas, The Kansas City Star (https://bit.ly/1Q4YN7h ) reported.

Luke who was 10 years old in March 2013 when he was crushed inside a renovated section of the airport. His family, returning home from a trip to Destin, Florida, was walking by when the free-standing flight information board toppled over. Luke’s mother, Heather Bresette, was seriously injured and two of his younger brothers also were hurt.

Family members wrote the inscription on the plaque, which reads: “In life, he taught us to live each day to the fullest with strong faith and forgiveness in our hearts. With his passing, we are reminded to value every single day with our children, and to live like Luke.”

Luke’s father, Ryan Bresette, said the family appreciated the airport’s gesture. “We think it’s absolutely beautiful,” he said.

The family previously settled a wrongful death lawsuit against contractors that were involved in designing, making and installing the sign. The family also started the Live Like Luke Foundation to help children affected by tragedies or hardships.

The airport and companies involved with installing the signs also made changes to improve safety.

“We are appreciative of the Bresette family for collaborating with us on this memorial and allowing us to honor the legacy and memory of their son, Luke,” Birmingham Airport Authority President and CEO Al Denson said in a written statement.

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