July 19, 2016
Somerset County Resident Chuck Wagner to Hold Book-Signing at Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center
Somerset County resident Chuck Wagner, author of the book “Reflections from the Memorial,” will be signing books and giving special presentations about his work at the Flight 93 National Memorial Learning Center on July 23 and July 24. The event is the first in a new series of book-signing opportunities this summer presented by the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial and the National Park Service.
July 06, 2016
Children Can Now Earn New Western PA Patch & NPS Centennial Junior Ranger Badge
In honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania are offering two new free special additions to the regular Junior Ranger Programs
May 18, 2016
Flight 93 National Memorial Launches Educational Programming with Baldwin-Whitehall Fourth Grade Students
Fourth-grade students from the Baldwin-Whitehall School District in Allegheny County will visit Flight 93 National Memorial over four days in May to launch a new educational program geared to encourage awareness and visitation to the Memorial.
May 06, 2016
Volunteers Work to Create Memorial Landscape at Flight 93 National Memorial
On May 13 and 14, 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, the nation’s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001.
April 26, 2016
Tourism To Western PA National Parks Contributes 81 Million To Regional Economy
A new National Park Service (NPS) report based on 2015 visitation shows that 984,471 visitors to the five National Park Service sites in Western PA spent $58 million dollars in communities near the park. The five National Park Service sites include; Allegheny Portage Railroad NHS, Flight 93 National Memorial, Fort Necessity National Battlefield, Friendship Hill NHS, and Johnstown Flood National Memorial. In 2015 visitor spending supported 828 jobs and contributed $81 million to the regional economy.
February 25, 2016
Through Their Eyes - Flight 93 National Memorial Exhibit Features Tributes Left By Children
“Through Their Eyes,” to be installed at the recently opened Learning Center at Flight 93 National Memorial on March 5, 2016. This exhibit includes children’s images, words, and objects left at the Flight 93 National Memorial as tributes from 2001 to 2016. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to view never before seen tributes left by children who visited the Memorial.
February 06, 2016
National Park Service Releases Investigation Report on Flight 93 Fire
The National Park Service (NPS) today issued a report and corrective action plan that outlined the major factors that led to a devastating fire at the headquarters of Flight 93 National Memorial and steps the agency will take to prevent similar incidents in the future.
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.
March 31, 2015
National Parks of Western Pennsylvania Join National Find Your Park Movement
The five National Parks of Western Pennsylvania join parks, programs and partners across the country to encourage everyone to find their park and share their stories online at FindYourPark.com.
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.
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.