September 10, 2015
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Opens to the Public
National Park Service officials opened the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center following a dedication ceremony. One of the final steps to complete the park, the visitor center uses photographs, artifacts, tactile models, audio, and
video pieces to convey the Flight 93 story in the context of the other terrorist attacks on
September 11, 2001.
September 01, 2015
Western PA’s National Parks Welcomes 4th Grade Students through Every Kid in a Park Initiative
The five National Park Service sites in Western PA invite all 4th grade students to visit the parks for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. Starting September 1, 4th grade students can now go to www.everykidinapark.gov to complete an activity and obtain a free annual entry pass to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including national parks.
September 01, 2015
Media Preview of Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center and Exhibits
The National Park Service will host a preview tour for members of the media of the new Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center.
August 27, 2015
Secretaries of Interior and Homeland Security to Speak at Flight 93 National Memorial Ceremonies
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will deliver remarks at the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center and the annual 9/11 observance, respectively. The ceremonies on September 10 and 11 honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
August 24, 2015
Western Pennsylvania National Parks Invites Fourth Graders To Share Their Park Experience In Art Contest
August 25, 2015 marks the National Park Service’s 99th birthday and the start of the land agency’s centennial celebration into 2016. As the Western Pennsylvania National Parks (WEPA) prepare for the centennial year we are looking for talented fourth graders to share their park experience in art. The winning entry will be used on the annual five park pass for the 2016 season.
August 13, 2015
Credentialing Procedures for Flight 93 National Memorial-September 11 Observance 2015
Media credentialing information related to the Dedication of the Visitor Center and the September 11 Observance for 2015
August 12, 2015
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Dedication and September 11 Observance
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 on the 14th anniversary of September 11 with two days of special programs, including the dedication of the new visitor center on Thursday, September 10 and the annual 9/11 observance on Friday, September 11.
July 23, 2015
Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center to Open September 10
Shanksville, Pa. – The new Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center will open to the public at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015. The permanent exhibits use photographs, artifacts, tactile models, audio, and video pieces to convey the Flight 93 story in the context of the other terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Due to expected heavy visitation and limited space in the visitor center, entry for all visitors will be via a timed ticket with a specific date and time for the visit.
July 15, 2015
Local Students “Find Their Park,” Gain Job Skills While Working in Western PA National Parks
The five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania have partnered with the Student Conservation Association (SCA), the Citizens Conservation Corp of West Virginia (CCCWV), regional universities and high schools to help local students gain job skills while learning to become stewards of the National Parks in their backyards.
May 06, 2015
Volunteers Care For Memorial Grove Trees at Flight 93 National Memorial
On May 2 the National Park Service and volunteers from the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial came together on a beautiful Saturday to prune over 1,500 trees that make up the Memorial Groves dedicated to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93. The 40 Memorial Groves, planted in 2012, sweep along the inside of the Park Entrance Road from the Visitor Center Complex to the Memorial Plaza.
April 23, 2015
Tourism to Western PA National Parks Creates $68 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 852,325 visitors to the five National Parks in Western PA spent $49 million dollars in local communities near the five parks in 2014. That visitor spending supported 827 jobs in the region and had a cumulative benefit to the regional economy of $68 million dollars.
April 09, 2015
Veterans’ Groups, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, and Conservationists Join Forces To Save Native Trees at Flight 93 National Memorial
During National Park Week, on Saturday April 17 and 18 National Park Service staff, the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and Park volunteers will work side by side to remove the invasive shrub Autumn Olive that is threatening the survival of the thousands of native trees planted at Flight 93 National Memorial.
March 21, 2015
Memorial Continues Reforestation
On April 17-18 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.
January 22, 2015
Stephen Clark Selected as Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania
Northeast Regional Director Mike Caldwell has selected Stephen Clark to be superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, which include the Flight 93 National Memorial, Johnstown Flood National Memorial, Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Friendship Hill National Historic Site.
January 21, 2015
Reinbold to Assistant Director for Partnerships and Civic Engagement
National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today named Jeff Reinbold as the bureau’s assistant director for partnerships and civic engagement.
October 24, 2014
National Park Service Completes Inventory Following Fire at Flight 93 National Memorial Headquarters
The National Park Service has completed a thorough inventory of the museum collection items lost in the fire that destroyed the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters on October 3.
October 05, 2014
Statements on Headquarters Fire
Statements released by the National Park Service October 3-5, 2014, providing information and updates on the fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters.
September 08, 2014
Friends Name Executive Director
The Friends of the Flight 93 National Memorial have announced that Henry Scully of Pittsburgh and Ligonier has been named Executive Director.
September 04, 2014
Media Advisory - Visitor Center Media Tour 2014
The National Park Service will conduct a media tour of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Complex construction site.
August 21, 2014
Media Advisory - Flight 93 National Memorial Coverage Procedures for September 11 Observance 2014
Coverage guidance and credentialing information for the 2014 September 11 Observance
August 21, 2014
Flight 93 National Memorial September 11 Commemoration to Honor the Heroes of Flight 93
Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 on the 13th anniversary of 9/11 with two days of special programs, culminating in the annual observance on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
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
Media Advisory - Groundbreaking for Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center
Media advisory with details concerning the groundbreaking for the Visitor Center Complex.
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.
August 14, 2013
Western PA Celebrates NPS Birthday
The five National Park Service sites in Western Pennsylvania will be celebrating the 97th birthday of the National Park Service on Sunday, August 25th by waiving entrance fees.
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.
June 12, 2013
Top Ten “Kid Friendly” Activities Offered in Western PA National Parks
The kids are out of school and parents are looking for free, fun and educational activities for children. When you’re planning your “staycation” or road trip, the Western PA national parks might just be your perfect destination.
May 29, 2013
Western PA Parks Celebrate National Trails Day June 1st with Guided Hikes
If you're in southwestern Pennsylvania and looking for an outdoor activity that indulges your historic curiosity, you're in luck. On June 1, 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 Western PA National Park sites have over 31 miles of maintained hiking trails.
May 22, 2013
Western PA National Parks Launch Summer Special Events
In addition to daily programs the park service offers from June through August, over 50 special events are planned in western Pennsylvania’s five National Parks sites.
April 29, 2013
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Quarterly Meeting
The quarterly meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday May 4, 2013 starting at 10:00 am. The meeting is open to the public.
April 18, 2013
National Park Service Solicits for Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center Construction
The National Park Service posted a solicitation today for the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center in Somerset County, PA.
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.
March 25, 2013
Delay in Change to Summer Hours
Flight 93 National Memorial will delay the change from winter hours to summer hours from April 1 to May 1, 2013
March 14, 2013
Hundreds of Volunteers Honor the Heroes of Flight 93
Over the course of four days, April 19-20 and 26-27, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation are continuing a major reforestation effort at 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.
February 03, 2013
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Quarterly Meeting - February 9, 2013
Public is invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Quarterly Meeting in Somerset, PA on February 9, 2013. Current a future progress of the memorial will be reviewed.
October 26, 2012
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meeting on November 3, 2012
A meeting of the Flight 93 Advisory Commission will be held on Saturday November 3, 2012 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Progress reports on the various aspects of the memorial's operations and development will be presented. The public is welcome.
October 09, 2012
Flight 93 National Memorial Changing to Winter Hours of Operation
On October 15, 2012, Flight 93 National Memorial will change over to winter hours of operation.
October 09, 2012
Environmental Clean Up of Lamberts Run Tributary to Benefit Flight 93 National Memorial and Surrounding Area
Office of Surface Mining grants $312,000 to fund environmental effort focused on Lamberts run in the area of Flight 93 National Memorial.
September 24, 2012
Public Meeting to Update Restoration Efforts for Lamberts Run
The National Park Service will host an informational meeting to provide an update on the cleanup and restoration efforts for Lamberts Run.
September 07, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden to Deliver Remarks at 9/11 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Shanksville, PA, on Tuesday, September 11 to deliver the keynote remarks at the annual September 11th Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial.
September 06, 2012
Media Coverage Procedures
An advisory for media planning to cover the Flight 93 National Memorial Commemorative Service-NOT FOR BROADCAST
September 04, 2012
Defense Secretary to Visit Flight 93 National Memorial
Secretary of defense Leon E. Panetta will tour Flight 93 National Memorial on Monday September 10, 2012.
August 30, 2012
September 11, 2012 Observance - Schedule and Special Programing
Schedule and details concerning the special programing and commemoration service for the 2012 observance of September 11.
August 23, 2012
Flight 93 National Memorial to Celebrate National Park Service Birthday
Flight 93 National Memorial will celebrate the 96th birthday of the National Park Service with kid-friendly programming on Saturday, August 25, 2012.
August 10, 2012
2012 Flight 93 Media Coverage Procedures
Media Advisory for Press planning to cover the September 11, 2012 Observance. This is not a release for broadcast.
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.
May 04, 2012
Volunteers Make National Park Week a Success
Across the nation, people took to the national parks in late-April not only to visit, but also to roll up their sleeves. It was no different here in western Pennsylvania. Almost 10,000 people visited and volunteered at the five national park sites across the region during National Park Week, which ran from April 21 to April 29.
May 01, 2012
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meeting May 5, 2012
Flight 93 Advisory Commission is holding a meeting on May 5, 2012 to discuss the current progress of the memorial. The public is invited to attend.
April 19, 2012
Celebrating National Park Week with a Volunteer Tree Planting Event
Flight 93 National Memorial's reforestation effort will kick off over the next two weekends. On April 20-21 and April 27-28 volunteer will help plant nearly 15,000 seedlings to start a planned 150,000 tree reforestation effort. These events coincide with National Park Week.
February 28, 2012
National Parks of Western Pennsylvania = visitors, money, and jobs for local economy
A new NPS report shows the economic impact national parks have on local communities. This focuses on the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania.
February 28, 2012
National Parks in Pennsylvania = Visitors, Money, and Jobs
NPS report on economic benefits of National Parks to local communities. Focus on NPS units in Pennsylvania
January 26, 2012
Public is invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission meeting - February 4, 2012
The public is invited to attend the Flight 93 Advisory Commission meeting on February 4, 2012
November 03, 2011
Public is Invited to Flight 93 Advisory Commission Meeting
Public is invited to the Flight 93 Advisory Commission meeting on November 5, 2011.
August 01, 2011
Media Advisory - Dedication and Commemoration Coverage Procedures
Coverage Procedures for the Dedication and 10th Anniversary Commemoration. Includes information on credentialing.
July 28, 2011
Media Advisory - A Gift of Remembrance from Memorial to Memorial
Detailed information on the tree planting ceremony including times, locations, and more.
July 27, 2011
A Gift of Remembrance from Memorial to Memorial
New York's National September 11 Memorial & Museum donates 40 sweet gum trees to Flight 93 National Memorial.
June 27, 2011
National Park Service Unveils New Renderings
The National Park Service and the Flight 93 National Memorial partners have release two new renderings of the Memorial Plaza at the Crash Site.
January 11, 2011
Newlin Named Superintendent
NPS Northeast Regional Director Dennis Reidenbach has named Keith Newlin superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania, which includes the Flight 93 National Memorial.
November 29, 2010
Superintendent Joanne Hanley Announces Retirement
No abstract supplied.
October 16, 2010
Musco Lighting To Donate Services
No abstract supplied.
October 05, 2010
NPS Awards Company To Build Entrance Road
The National Park Service awards nearly $4.5 million to a PA company to build the new entrance road for the Flight 93 National Memorial.
September 30, 2010
Winter Hours To Begin
The shortened winter schedule will begin starting October 13, 2010
August 23, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama To Join Mrs. Laura Bush
No abstract supplied.
August 09, 2010
Laura Bush To Speak
Mrs. Laura W. Bush will serve as the keynote speaker at a ceremony on September 11, 2010 to honor the 40 heroes of United Flight 93.
August 06, 2010
Flight 93 Memorial Task Force To Sunset
The Flight 93 Memorial Task Force will sunset from service on August 7, 2010.
May 01, 2010
New Commissioners Appointed
Secretary of the Interior Salazar names two new Commissioners to the Flight 93 Advisory Commission
December 16, 2009
Portion of Skyline Road To Be Closed
National Park Service will close section of Skyline Road beginning December 22 to prepare for construction of permanent Flight 93 National Memorial
November 07, 2009
At a solemn ceremony in a remote Pennsylvania field, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar marked the groundbreaking and start of construction for the permanent Flight 93 National Memorial.
November 07, 2009
Secretary Salazar, Governor Rendell, Senator Casey and Others Break Ground
“On behalf of a grateful nation, we say to the men and women of Flight 93 who gave their lives on September 11, 2001 to prevent terrorists from attacking our nation’s capital ‘We will never forget you,’” Salazar said.
October 28, 2009
Ground Breaking Ceremony
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar Set To Lead Flight 93 National Memorial Groundbreaking Ceremony on November 7th
September 12, 2009
September 11 2009 Commemoration
Passengers and Crew of Flight 93 Honored in 8th Annual September 11 Commemoration in Shanksville, PA
September 02, 2009
8th Annual September 11 Commemoration
Thousands of Americans will gather in a field in Shanksville, PA on the eighth anniversary of September 11th to participate in a solemn commemoration titled “Upon This Sacred Ground, Courage Remembered.”
August 31, 2009
NPS Agreement With Land Owners
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the federal government has reached agreement with all of the landowners for all properties needed for the construction of the Flight 93 Memorial in western Pennsylvania.
June 04, 2009
Flight 93 to be Featured on WQED
As plans for the memorial for Flight 93 progress, WQED’s OnQ takes a look at what visitors will see when it opens to the public. The Flight 93 feature airs on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30pm on WQED-TV.
May 04, 2009
New Image of Flight 93 National Memorial Unveiled
The Flight 93 Memorial partners unveiled a stunning new graphic showing the new Flight 93 Memorial at the Sacred Ground, to be built by the tenth anniversary of 9/11.
April 30, 2009
May 2, 2009 Joint Task Force & Commission Meeting
Everyone is invited and encouraged to be a part of this lasting tribute and memorial, and to attend the upcoming joint meeting of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force and the Flight 93 Federal Advisory Commission.
April 21, 2009
Memorial Celebrates National Park Week
The Memorial celebrates National Park Week and our Junior Ranger Program, April 18-26, as well as recognizing more than one million visitors.
April 13, 2009
FAMILIES OF FLIGHT 93 ACCEPT NATIONAL PARK SERVICE OFFER TRANSFERRING LARGEST PRIVATE LAND TRACT TO FLIGHT 93 PERMANENT MEMORIAL
March 12, 2009
Congress Approves Funding
Flight 93 partners issue press release on approval of nearly $5.5 million in federal funds for the memorial.
February 20, 2009
Letter of Commitment
Letter of Commitment to complete First Phase of Memorial by tenth anniversary signed today.
January 20, 2009
Key Agreement Reached
National Park Service, Families of Flight 93, and Svonavec, Inc. reach key agreement on crucial 274-acre heart of Flight 93 Permanent Memorial in Shanksville, PA.
November 01, 2008
Flight 93 National Memorial Volunteers Recognized
Flight 93 National Memorial Volunteers Recognized for their contributions.
November 01, 2008
National Park Service Acquires 57 Additional Acres
National Park Service acquires 57 additional acres for Flight 93 National Memorial.
August 07, 2008
Partners Overwhelming Support For Memorial
The National Park Service is pleased with the overwhelming support for the Memorial design at August 2, 2008 meeting of partners
May 13, 2008
Flight 93 National Memorial Volunteers Ambassadors are awarded the George B. Hartzog Jr. Award for "Outstanding Volunteer Group"
March 18, 2008
Property Purchased By Families Group
Families of Flight 93 to buy 930 acres from PBS Coals to Flight 93 National Memorial
January 26, 2008
Families Group Issues Resolution
The Families of Flight 93 organization announces their 2008 officers and releases a resolution in support of the 10th anniversary Memorial dedication.