• Wall of Names, part of the Memorial Plaza at the crash site

    Flight 93

    National Memorial Pennsylvania

Plant a Tree at Flight 93 Coverage Procedures

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Date: April 15, 2013
Contact: Mike Litterst - NPS, 202-513-0354
Contact: Alanna Sobel - NPF, 202-354-6486

Media Advisory

Plant a Tree at Flight 93 Coverage Procedures

FOR GUIDANCE AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY -

NOT FOR BROADCAST

WHAT: As part of National Park Week, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are continuing a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in 150,000 new trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial, the nation's permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001.

Media are invited to cover the opening program and the volunteer tree-planting effort on Saturday, April 20.The program will begin at 9 a.m. and include remarks from federal and state officials, as well as event partners and sponsors.The Flight 93 National Memorial will still be open to the public during regular visiting hours on the days of the tree-planting effort.

Every year during National Park Week, America's national parks host public events and coordinate volunteer opportunities to celebrate the special occasion.For a second year, the Flight 93 National Memorial will honor National Park Week with Plant a Tree at Flight 93.

WHO: Jeff Reinbold, Superintendent, Flight 93 National Memorial

Richard Allen, Secretary, Penn. Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Earl Gohl, Federal Co-Chair, Appalachian Regional Commission

King Laughlin, Vice President, National Park Foundation

WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2013

Ceremony begins:9 a.m.

All media must be set-up and in place by 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Flight 93 National Memorial

6424 Lincoln Highway

Stoystown, PA15563

RSVP: Chris Comer, National Park Service

chris_comer@nps.gov, ph:814-893-6322

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About the Flight 93 National Memorial.On September 24, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation's capital. The memorial is near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, please visit www.nps.gov/flni.For information on how to make a donation and help build the memorial, go to www.honorflight93.org.

About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 397 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.

About the National Park Foundation. The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, raises private funds that directly aid, support and enrich America's more than 400 national parks and their programs. Chartered by Congress as the nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation plays a critical role in conservation and preservation efforts, establishing national parks as powerful learning environments, and giving all audiences an equal and abundant opportunity to experience, enjoy and support America's treasured places. www.nationalparks.org.Join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/nationalpark and Twitter at http://twitter.com/goparks.

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Did You Know?

Tower of Voices

The Flight 93 National Memorial design was selected from over 1,000 entries from 48 states and 27 countries in an international design competition.