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Media Advisory - Dedication and Commemoration Coverage Procedures

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Date: August 1, 2011
Contact: Mike Litterst, National Park Service, 202-306-4166

For Immediate Release

Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication and

10th Anniversary Commemoration

Coverage Procedures

~ Media Credentialing Form Due By August 15th ~

FOR GUIDANCE AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY -

NOT FOR BROADCAST

WHAT: Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication & 10th Anniversary Commemoration

Dedication of Phase 1 of the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 10 and will last for approximately two hours. Musical tributes, wreath laying, and additional activities will continue through the afternoon. An evening luminaria is planned and details will be announced at a later date.

The 10th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony will start at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 11and will last approximately two hours. This start time was chosen to commemorate the time period during which the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 took action on the plane to thwart the terrorists. Musical tributes, wreath laying, and additional activities will continue through the afternoon.

WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2011
           
Media Set-up Begins: 6:00 a.m
         
Ceremony Begins: 12:30 p.m.

All media must be set-up and in place by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 10.

Please note: The parking of Transmission Trucks will be required to occur the day before the event (September 9th). Additional information regarding registration and requirements for Transmission Trucks will be sent soon in future technical advisories.

           Sunday, September 11, 2011
           
Media Set-up Begins: 6:00 a.m.
         
Ceremony Begins: 9:30 a.m.

All media must be set-up and in place by 8:45 a.m. on Sunday, September 11.

WHERE: Flight 93 National Memorial
           
1060 Lambertsville Road
           
Stoystown, PA 15563

MEDIA
CREDENTIALS:

If your media outlet is planning to send staff to cover these events, they must be issued an event media credential in order to obtain media access to any of the designated media areas. Please complete the media credentialing form, and return by email or fax by August 15, 2011 to:

              Email: e-mail us
              Fax: (814) 893-6329

Additional information regarding media credentialing pick-up and other important media technical details will be sent soon in future technical advisories.

Please note: The media credentials are required for both the memorial dedication on September 10 and the anniversary commemoration ceremony on September 11. A single credential is valid for both days, provided your application indicates you will be covering both September 10 and 11.

CONTACTS: For additional information about media credentialing:

Mike Litterst
National Park Service
(202) 306-4166
mike_litterst@nps.gov

Download a Media credentialing application.

NOTE: Additional advisories will follow in the future with additional information including logistics of covering the event, contact information to arrange interviews with Flight 93 family members, project leaders, and fundraising campaign leadership, and more.

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