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.
Educators, we invite your students to discover the Flight 93 Story and use their voice to tell us how the lessons learned can be applied to problems faced today.
BRING FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO YOUR CLASSROOM! Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial in partnership with the National Park Service hosted a National Day of Learning for grades 6-12 on Monday, September 11, 2023. On Monday, September 11th, a video gallery and live stream sessions became available.
Missed out on National Day of Learning? Educators can still register to view the video gallery and apply it to their lesson plans.
On Saturday, September 9, 2023, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial hosted the 2nd annual Heroes' Walk at Flight 93 National Memorial. A differentiating feature of this walk is Flight 93 family members attend and speak to participants and offer insight into the lives of their loved one. This year, potential lightning storms delayed the walk and family members spoke to participants at the Memorial Plaza. Once the threat of the storms passed, participants and family members proceeded to walk to the Western Overlook for the dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony.
At the end of the 2023 Heroes' Walk, Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly enhanced Western Overlook at Flight 93 National Memorial. Through various fundraising efforts in 2022, Friends and family members raised funds to support this project. Army National Guard from the 333 Battalion from Reading, PA offered engineering and construction services to help support the project completion. We are grateful for the dedication of our families, donors, sponsors and the Flight 93 National Memorial maintenance for helping us complete this project.
The Western Overlook is the space where families had their first view of the crash site in September 2001, first responders aid to family members and the crime scene investigation of Flight 93 would unfold. Park rangers have developed a new interpretive program, '13 Days in September'. This is a walking tour offered to interpret the historical significance of this site.
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.
September 11, 2001 began as an ordinary, late-summer day. But, in less than two hours' time, this seemingly routine day was transformed when nineteen terrorists boarded and hijacked four airplanes to attack America.Read the story
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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.