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    Flight 93

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June 24, 2014
Flight 93 to Launch New Junior Ranger Program
Flight 93 National Memorial is releasing their new Junior Ranger Program for its youngest visitors this Saturday, June 28 by holding a “Junior Ranger Day.” The Junior Ranger Program is a national program offered at National Parks across the country.

June 04, 2014
Western PA National Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 7th
On June 7th, the American Hiking Society and the National Park Service will celebrate National Trails Day by encouraging visitors to spend a day hiking in National Parks. The five Western PA National Parks have over 31 miles of maintained hiking trails. The Park’s trails provide a variety of opportunities for exercise, bird watching, wildlife viewing and learning about the ecosystems of Western PA.

April 24, 2014
National Park Foundation Celebrates Nearly 10 Years of Support from Somerset Trust Company
Since 2005, Somerset Trust Company has provided needed support to Flight 93 National Memorial through the National Park Foundation. This year, as the company celebrates its 125th anniversary, Somerset Trust Company signed on as presenting sponsor for Plant a Tree at Flight 93. On April 25-26 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort

April 01, 2014
2014 Plant a Tree at Flight 93
On April 25-26 the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation, and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000 new trees at Flight 93 National Memorial.

March 24, 2014
National Park Service Announces Public Engagement Campaign as Centerpiece of 2016 Centennial
The National Park Service today announced that the centerpiece of its 2016 Centennial will be a broad public engagement campaign to reintroduce the national parks and the work of the National Park Service to a new generation of Americans, inviting them to visit and get involved.

March 20, 2014
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Announce 2014 Spring Hours and Opening Dates
The National Park Service is happy to announce the spring opening dates for visitor facilities at the five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania. Superintendent Jeff Reinbold encourages visitors to spend a day in one or more of the five parks; :Spring is a great time to visit one of our historic sites or go for a walk on the 31 miles of walkways and trails in the five parks."

March 03, 2014
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $44 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service report shows that 802,503 visitors to the five parks in Western Pennsylvania in 2012 spent over $44 million in communities near the parks. That spending supported 677 jobs in the region.

February 18, 2014
Flight 93 National Memorial Announces Partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association
The National Park Service is pleased to announce a partnership with the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association. This partnership supports the memorial's efforts to complete the transcriptions from the Oral History Project.

January 16, 2014
National Park Service Partners and Employees Receive Department of the Interior Awards for Conservation Partnerships and Environmental Achievement
Various efforts to protect natural resources in and around national parks have been recognized by the Department of the Interior with Partners in Conservation and Environmental Achievement awards.

November 06, 2013
Flight 93 National Memorial Begins Treatment Project to Save Hemlock Witness Trees Near Crash Site
NPS staff, partners and local contractors are hoping to save the remaining hemlock witness trees near the crash site at Flight 93 National Memorial. This project, which began this week, will suppress the spread of the hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) insect populations and maintain the health of the existing hemlock stand.

October 31, 2013
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Waive Entrance Fees Veterans Day Weekend, Announce Winter Hours
The National Park Service including the five National Parks of Western PA will honor America's veterans with free entrance to all parks for all visitors, over the three day Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 9 - Nov. 11, 2013. Beginning Nov. 1, all five parks will transition to winter schedules.

September 20, 2013
National Park Service Announces Contract to Construct Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center
The National Park Service announced today that URS Group, Inc. of Morrisville, North Carolina was awarded the construction contract for the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center. The award marks a significant milestone in telling the story of 40 passengers and crew whose courageous actions on September 11, 2001 thwarted a terrorist attack on our nation's capital.

September 09, 2013
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Deliver Remarks at 9/11 Observance
Secretary Jewell will travel to Shanksville, PA to deliver remarks as part of the 2013 September 11 Observance.

September 09, 2013
Secretary Jewell to Join Families, State and Local Officials at Groundbreaking for New Flight 93 Visitor Center
Secretary Jewell will be visiting Flight 93 National Memorial to participate in the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Visitor Center Complex and the September 11 Observance

August 29, 2013
September 11 2013 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 12th anniversary of September 11 with two days of special programs, culminating in the annual observance on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

June 24, 2013
Celebrate America's Independence at Your Western PA National Parks
The National Park Service invites you to celebrate America's Independence by attending special July 4th events in the five Western Pennsylvania National Parks.

April 15, 2013
Plant a Tree at Flight 93 Coverage Procedures
Media are invited to cover the opening program and the volunteer tree-planting effort on Saturday April 20, 2013. More details within.

July 23, 2012
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meeting July 28, 2012
A meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday July 28, 2012. The meeting is open to the public.

Did You Know?

A former Shanksville-Stonycreek student shares his story

The memorial's oral history collection now contains oral histories from more than 815 people with a direct connection to Flight 93.