Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

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Flight 93 Memorial Opens to Public

September 8, 2011, 12:15 pm
Before September 11, 2001, few would have thought that a former surface coal mine in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, would one day occupy a place on the nation’s honor roll of iconic places along with Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor. On that Tuesday morning, four commercial airliners were hijacked, with the ...

Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Scheduled for September 10

September 8, 2011, 12:11 pm
On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently ...

Friends of Flight 93

November 23, 2009, 6:27 am
Residents of Somerset County have the unique opportunity of being part of an organization that will support a national park.The Friends of Flight 93 will have its first annual meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Somerset Trust historic building at 131 North Center Ave. ...

For Flight 93 memorial, long-awaited progress

September 11, 2009, 8:36 am
At the edge of a small gravel parking lot stands a tall, wire fence decorated with hundreds of ribbons, flags, patches and medals. Nearby are a large wooden cross, a line of polished stone markers and handmade folk-art angels draped with rosaries. A gray National Park Service hut is ...

Federal government to buy land for Flight 93 memorial

September 1, 2009, 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Pennsylvania landowners around the September 11, 2001, crash site of Flight 93 have reached an agreement with the federal government allowing construction of a permanent memorial there, the government announced Monday.U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said the National Park Service has "reached agreements with all the landowners ...

Interior secretary meeting with Flight 93 crash site owners

June 23, 2009, 11:20 am
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar is meeting today with Somerset County landowners to discuss negotiations for land needed for the Flight 93 Memorial.Earlier this month, the National Park Service began the process of eminent domain to acquire land from seven Somerset County property owners in order to begin ...

National Park Service acquires land for Memorial

June 1, 2009, 7:41 am
The National Park Service has acquired a big chunk of land for the Flight 93 National Memorial outside of Shanksville. Officials say it's 950 acres including the only road connecting US 30 to the crash site. It will allow visitors to go to the memorial without driving on local roads and ...

Tokar-Ickes Quits Flight 93 Advisory Board

May 13, 2009, 11:48 am
County Commissioner Pamela Tokar-Ickes has resigned from the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission because she opposes the use of eminent domain to acquire land for a memorial in Stonycreek Township.In a written statement released Tuesday, Tokar-Ickes said she is resigning “with deep sadness.”Last week the National Park Service confirmed ...

Government to Seek Flight 93 Site Mineral Rights

April 8, 2009, 8:05 am
The National Park Service has decided to acquire the mineral rights on a major portion of land at the Flight 93 crash site in Western Pennsylvania to help ensure that memorial construction is not delayed.Svonavec Inc., the owner of a key parcel of 275 acres for the site, had ...

National Park Service, Family Group Agree to Buy 950 Acres for Flight 93 Memorial

April 8, 2009, 7:53 am
 The National Park Service and the Families of Flight 93 have reached a purchase agreement for about 950 acres needed to build the Flight 93 National Memorial.It will be the largest single transfer of private land to the park service for the memorial to the 40 people killed when ...

Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication: 9/11/11

February 23, 2009, 7:46 am
State and federal officials pledged Friday to dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial, designed to honor the passengers and crew who died Sept. 11, 2001, in Somerset County, on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist ...

National Park Service Acquires More Land for Flight 93 Memorial

November 6, 2008, 7:27 am
The National Park Service has acquired 57 additional acres for the Flight 93 National Memorial in rural western Pennsylvania, and joined the Flight 93 Task Force in agreeing to the development of a nonprofit friends group. The newly acquired land will surround the memorial and the site where Flight 93 ...

National Park Service recognizes Flight 93 Ambassadors

May 14, 2008, 11:16 am
For the past six years, volunteers have been going to the Flight 93 temporary memorial every day, no matter the weather, to share with visitors the story of what happened on Sept. 11, 2001.Now known as the Flight 93 Ambassadors, the group received the National Park Service’s George B. ...

Flight 93 groups to focus on 9/11/11

May 7, 2008, 10:33 am
The two groups overseeing a Flight 93 remembrance near Shanksville in Somerset County affirmed their determination Saturday to dedicate a memorial on Sept. 11, 2011, 10 years to the day that terrorist attacks on the U.S. claimed thousands of lives, including 40 in Stonycreek. The action, at a joint meeting ...

Families of Flight 93 reach agreement to buy 75 percent of memorial property

April 23, 2008, 9:07 am
The Families of Flight 93 have reached an agreement to purchase 75 percent of the land needed for the Flight 93 National Memorial, the Families announced Tuesday.The Families are purchasing the 932 acres of land from PBS Coals. It is the single largest tract of land for the memorial ...