As Friends of Flight 93, we welcome worldwide all who would join us in honoring the sacrifice and courage of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 by supporting the mission of the Flight 93 National Memorial with volunteers, resources, and civic engagement, so as to inspire all who visit with the Flight 93 story.
We would like to extend a special thank you to the businesses that participated in and donated through the Education Improvement Tax Credit Program, as well as our gracious donors. Your contributions have enabled us to offer educational scholarships to students grades 4-12, and for that we are truly grateful.
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Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial hosted their 2nd annual Heroes' Walk at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 9, 2023. This year's walk featured special guest speakers, including family members of Flight 93 passengers and crew members, who shared moving stories about their loved ones. The walk was unfortunately delayed due to potential lightning storms, resulting in the speeches being moved to the Memorial Plaza. Following the storm's passing, participants and family members continued the walk to the Western Overlook for the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony.
During the ceremony, Friends dedicated the enhanced Western Overlook that was made possible through fundraising efforts and the Army National Guard's support from the 333 Battalion from Reading, PA. This overlook holds significant historical value as it was the first place where families could view the crash site in September 2001 and where the crime scene investigation of Flight 93 occurred. Visitors can participate in the new interpretive program, "13 Days in September," a walking tour that highlights the site's historical importance.
We extend our sincere gratitude to our families, donors, sponsors, and the Flight 93 National Memorial maintenance team for their unwavering support, which helped us complete this meaningful project.
Thank you to the Pennsylvania Mountain Service Corps AmeriCorps volunteer crew who assisted with parking, registration and shuttle services for those with mobility issues. Thanks to our partners at the National Park Service for keeping us safe and providing the shuttles for our participants. Thanks to Negley's Water for hydrating our walkers. Thank you to our amazing volunteer photographer, Chuck Wagner for documenting our event.
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The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial was founded in 2009 as the official non-profit supporting partner of Flight 93 National Memorial. The Friends focus on sharing the Flight 93 story and educating the next generation about the events of September 11, 2001. The Friends provide volunteer and financial support for projects at Flight 93 National Memorial.