Plant a Tree at Flight 93
Over the course of four days, April 19-20 and 26-27, 2013, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation continued a major reforestation effort that will eventually result in large swaths of new forest at the memorial.
2012: 500+ volunteers planted over 13,000 seedlings over 20 acres.
These trees, which are a mixture of several native species, will form an essential windbreak to protect trees planted in the nearby Memorial Groves. Much of what is now the memorial is a former surface coal mine and this effort will also help re-establish woodland wildlife habitats and to cultivate a living memorial.
Did You Know?
On September 11, 2001 United Flight 93 was only 20 minutes flight time from our nation's capital when the passengers and crew of the plane rushed the cockpit in an effort to overpower the hijackers. Flight 93 crashed in a field outside the town of Shanksville in rural southwestern Pennsylvania. More...