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Secretary Jewell to Join Families, State and Local Officials at Groundbreaking for New Flight 93 Visitor Center

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Date: September 9, 2013
Contact: Mike Litterst, (202) 306-4166

 

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. – On Tuesday, September 10, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will join the Families of Flight 93, Flight 93 National Memorial superintendent Jeff Reinbold, and other officials and partners to break ground on the new visitor center complex.


The complex will include a 6,800 square foot visitor center that will more fully tell the story of Flight 93, as well as a learning center, parking and related features.  The new visitor center is expected to open in September 2015.

On Wednesday, September 11, Jewell will participate in the annual observance of the 9/11 attacks, in which 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 thwarted a terrorist attack.  At 10:03 a.m. – the moment Flight 93 crashed – the names of the passengers and crew members will be read and Bells of Remembrance will be rung in their memory.  The ceremony will include a wreath laying at the Wall of Names.

EVENT ONE 

WHO:

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Gordon Felt, President, Families of Flight 93
Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent Jeff Reinbold

WHAT:

Groundbreaking of Visitor Center at Flight 93 National Memorial

WHEN:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 @ 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Flight 93 National Memorial
6424 Lincoln Highway, Stoystown, PA 15563

MEDIA:

The event is open to pre-credentialed members of the media.  Contact Mike Litterst of the National Park Service (mike_litterst@nps.gov; 202-306-4166) for credentials.

EVENT TWO

WHO:

Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
Peggy O'Dell, Deputy Director, National Park Service
Dr. Brent Glass, Flight 93 Memorial Federal Advisory Commission member and retired director of the National Museum of American History
Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent Jeff Reinbold

WHAT:

Flight 93 Memorial Service

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 9:30 a.m.
Media must be set by 8:45 a.m.

WHERE:

Flight 93 National Memorial
Media access is at 1060 Lambertsville Road, Stoystown, Pa.

MEDIA:

The event is open to pre-credentialed members of the media.  Contact Mike Litterst of the National Park Service (mike_litterst@nps.gov; 202-306-4166) for credentials.



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