Programs & Events


  • Walk 93

    Event Recap!

    The Friends of Flight 93 partnered with Leadership Somerset County for the second annual Walk 93 event at Flight 93 National Memorial on June 25, 2016!

    Participants joined together to walk the 2.28 mile Allée Walkway, Wetlands Bridge, and Western Overlook Trail where they were be able to learn about the story of Flight 93 along the way. Participants were also able to tour the newly opened Visitor’s Center from 8am-9am before the walk.

    Proceeds from the walk registration and fundraising efforts will go towards the purchasing of new trees and replacement of damaged trees around the Memorial. Please keep an eye out for next year's event annoucement in March 2017. All participants are welcome, and families are encouraged to walk together.

    June 25, 2016 - Thank you for supporting the 2nd annual Walk 93!
    This public walk helps raise awareness about Flight 93 National Memorial as a place to honor the passengers and crew whose actions prevented an attack on our nation’s capital on September 11, 2001. 

    We would like to thank all participants and sponsors for your financial support towards our annual fundraising event at Flight 93 National Memorial. This year, over 130 participants walked together to raise a nearly of $15,000.00 for the planting of trees and replacement of damaged trees at Flight 93 National Memorial.

    Volunteers joined together at Flight 93 National Memorial along with the Friends, National Park Service and Leadership Somerset County to walk in honor of the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93. Participants experienced the 2.28 mile Allée Walkway, Wetlands Bridge, and Western Overlook Trail, where they were able to learn about the story of Flight 93 along the way. Participants were also able to tour the newly opened Visitor’s Center before and after the walk. 


    Join the Friends of Flight 93, Somerset Leadership and the National Park Service next year for the third annual memorial walk at Flight 93!

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  • 2016 Plant a Tree at Flight 93 - Event Highlights!

    On May 13 and 14, 2016, approximately 500 volunteers partnered with forestry professionals to help plant thousands of tree seedlings at Flight 93 National Memorial! 

    Event Recap - Thank you participants, forestry professionals and sponsors! 

    On May 13 and 14, 2016, volunteers converged together at Flight 93 National Memorial to work with forestry professionals, planting a total of 15,638 tree seedlings across 23 acres of reclaimed land.  Our volunteer tree planters in a larger sense assist in creating a living memorial landscape meant to forever honor the actions of the passengers and crew of Flight 93. Thanks to this year’s efforts, we have successfully planted over 89,796 trees at Flight 93 National Memorial. Eventually, over 150,000 seedlings will grow to create a windbreak for the 40 Memorial Groves, improve wildlife habitats, and restore the land to its pre-mining appearance.  

    Planting for the future, these seedlings will create a windbreak across the Memorial Groves, improve wildlife habitats and ecosystems, and restore the former acid mine to its natural landscape. For the 5th year, the Friends of Flight 93, National Park Service and National Park Foundation partnered with local sponsors and donors to host the reforestation project at Flight 93 National Memorial. We look forward to 2017's planting dates in the hopes of getting closer to our goal of planting 150,000 new seedlings across Flight 93. 

     

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