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Contact: Brooke Neel, 814.893.6552
Shanksville, PA-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 onJuly 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. Mr. Wagner will be appearing from1-5 p.m.on both weekend days. Mr. Wagner is a long-time Flight 93 Ambassador and volunteer photographer for the National Park Service who has photographed images of the Flight 93 crash site and memorial grounds since 2001. He has forged many special relationships with Flight 93 family members over the years, and the introduction to his book is written by Larry Catuzzi, father of passenger Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas.
"Reflections from the Memorial" is a collection of heartfelt memories by the Families of Flight 93, accompanied by related photographs of the Memorial through the years. Through stunning photographs and emotional quotes, the book is full of honest reactions and emotions from the Families of Flight 93. The event series will help further diversify activities and programming in the Learning Center to ensure that the story of Flight 93 will remain accessible, relevant and inspirational to present and future generations.
The book signing event will include a digital presentation of images from Flight 93 National Memorial as it has evolved. This is an opportunity to meet author Chuck Wagner and get a signed copy of his book. The local community is encouraged to attend the presentations to learn more about this National Memorial and the 40 passengers and crew we strive to honor every day. The summer book signing series will continue in August with Flight 93 National Memorial Ambassador and Friends of Flight 93 Board Member Tom McMillan, who wrote “Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11”.
ABOUT THE FRIENDS OF FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
Established in 2009, the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial is the official nonprofit partner of Flight 93 National Memorial. The Friends’ aim is to inform, honor and pay tribute to the heroes of Flight 93 by supporting the Memorial with volunteers and resources. The Friends’ mission is to focus on awareness, education, volunteer support, preservation and stewardship. With the opening of the Visitor Center, Learning Center and Allée walkway in 2015, the Memorial is expecting record numbers of almost 500,000 visitors for the 2015-2016 year. Since its inception, the Friends have worked alongside the National Park Service, focusing on educational outreach and volunteerism to develop and maintain the grounds around the Memorial, and continue to tell the story of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 to the next generation. To learn more about the Friends, make a donation to support the memorial, or become a member visit www.Flight93Friends.org. For more information on Flight 93 National Memorial visit www.nps.gov/flni or call 814.893.6322.