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Flight 93 National Memorial to bring 9/11 Service to classrooms across America

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News Release Date: September 5, 2023

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Shanksville, PA- Teachers and students across America can virtually join the annual ‘Moment of Remembrance’ from Flight 93 National Memorial. This year the memorial ceremony held in observance of the September 11, 2001 attack will also offer more learning opportunities for classrooms. as part of the “Teach to Remember 9/11” campaign. 

“I welcome classrooms to join this National Day of Learning and hope students will gain a greater sense for what happened on September 11, 2001 and how it shaped the world we live in now,” said Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent Stephen M. Clark.  
“I’m grateful that Teach to Remember 9/11 is providing educators across America increased access to the memorial and the resources for teaching about that day. As each year passes, education about 9/11 becomes increasingly more important,” said Jack Grandcolas, husband of Flight 93 passenger Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas. 

The National Park Service and Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are coordinating a National Day of Learning that begins September 11, 2023. This education programming coincides with the annual memorial observance from the memorial. Teachers can register now for this virtual learning opportunity.   

These educational sessions will be available for educators through Fall 2023 and include videos with family members of Flight 93 passengers and crew, a virtual tour of the memorial, and an opportunity for students to conduct their own investigation of what happened on Flight 93. Students can write about what they learn as part of a 9/11 national writing project through the National Writing Project through Fall 2023.   

The thirty-minute public ceremony begins at 9:50 am on September 11 at the Memorial Plaza. The reading of passengers and crew members names coincides with 10:03 am, when Flight 93 crashed. The observance will be publicly broadcast live on the Flight 93 National Memorial YouTube page. 

A wreath-laying ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. on the Memorial Plaza near the Wall of Names.   

The memorial opens at 7:00 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to arrive one hour early to allow ample time to park and walk to the event site.  

On the morning of September 11, all visitors will park in designated lots and walk to and from the event site. Accessible buses are available to accommodate wheelchairs. Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear. The ceremony will be held in a field and requires walking on mown grass and uneven ground. Standing room and ADA seating is available for the public. 

Programs are rain or shine. In severe weather, the program time and location are subject to change. For more information on the observance, including weather updates, prohibited items and group information, please visit 

The Visitor Center will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11. All programming is free and open to the public.  

For additional information on the National Day of Learning visit Teach to Remember - Flight 93 National Memorial (U.S. National Park Service) (   

Media are encouraged to take advantage of the live stream or request credentials to attend event in person. 

About Flight 93 National Memorial 

On September 24, 2002, Congress passed 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 outside 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  

Last updated: September 5, 2023

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