20th Observance Program

Ceremonial Gate with Flowers
Welcome to the 20th Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial. This is a photograph of the Ceremonial Gate.
 
The bells at the Memorial Plaza with the Visitor Center on the hill
The bells at Flight 93 National Memorial at sunrise. The Visitor Center is located behind the bells.

NPS/ Brenda Torrey

Memorial Ceremony

September 11, 2021
9:45 AM

Prelude

Welcome
Stephen M. Clark
Superintendent
Flight 93 National Memorial


The National Anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner”
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band


Innovcation
Margaret Grun Kibben, DMin
Chaplain of the U.S. House of Representatives

 
The Hemlock Gate with Flowers
The Ceremonial Gate at the Wall of Names.

NPS/ Chuck Wagner

Moment of Remembrance
Stephen M. Clark
Superintendent
Flight 93 National Memorial

Name Presentation
Name Reader:
Alan M. Hantman
The Architect of the Capitol
on September 11, 2001

Bells of Remembrance
Bell Ringers:
Kevin Huszek and Christian Boyd
First Responders on September 11, 2001


 
A wreath at the Wall of Names
A wreath at the Wall of Names.

NPS/ Brenda Torrey

Memorial Reading
Stephen Ruda
Retired LAFD Battalion Chief
Los Angeles, California City Fire Department

Remarks
Captain Dave Kurtz
Commanding Officer, USS Somerset

Remarks
Tom Wolf
47th Governor of Pennsylvania


“Amazing Grace”
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band

Remarks
Gordon Felt
Brother of Edward Porter Felt
& President of Families of Flight 93


 
A park ranger carrying a wreath by the Wall of Names.
Flight 93 Park Ranger carrying a wreath by the Wall of Names.

NPS/ Brenda Torrey

Remarks
George W. Bush
43rd President of the United States


“My Country, ‘Tis of Thee’”
“The President’s Own”
United States Marine Band

Remarks

Deb Haaland
Secretary
U.S. Department of the Interior

Keynote
Kamala Harris
Vice President of the United States

Concluding Remarks
 
Hemlock Ceremonial Gate
The Ceremonial Gate at the Wall of Names.

NPS Photo

Postlude

Opening Ceremonial Gate

USS Somerset Sailors

Family Wreath Laying
 
hemlock gate at Flight 93

NPS Photo - Brenda Torrey

Passengers & Crew Members of Flight 93

Christian Adams Wanda Anita Green*
Lorraine G. Bay* Donald Freeman Greene
Todd M. Beamer Linda Gronlund
Alan Anthony Beaven Richard J. Guadagno
Mark Bingham First Officer LeRoy Homer*
Deora Frances Bodley Toshiya Kuge
Sandy Waugh Bradshaw* CeeCee Ross Lyles*
Marion R. Britton Hilda Marcin
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr. Waleska Martinez
William Joseph Cashman Nicole Carol Miller
Georgine Rose Corrigan Louis J. Nacke II
Patricia Cushing Donald Arthur Peterson
Captain Jason M. Dahl* Jean Hoadley Peterson
Joseph DeLuca Mark David Rothenberg
Patrick Joseph Driscoll Christine Ann Snyder
Edward Porter Felt John Talignani
Jane C. Folger Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Colleen L. Fraser Deborah Jacobs Welsh*
Andrew (Sonny) Garcia
Jeremy Logan Glick
Kristin Osterholm White Gould
Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas
& Unborn Child

* Denotes crew members

 
A boulder on the crash site
The boulder on the crash site at Flight 93.

NPS Photo - C. Claycomb

THE PREAMBLE
A Common Field One Day.
A Field Of Honor Forever.
May all who visit this place remember the collective acts of courage and sacrifice of the passengers and crew, revere this hallowed ground as the final resting place of those heroes, and reflect on the power of individuals who choose to make a difference.
 
the allee
The Allee - The Memorial Groves, 40 groves of 40 trees for each passenger and crew member.

NPS/ C.Claycomb

Flight 93 National Memorial Expression

Timeless in simplicity and beauty,
like its landscape, both stark and serene,
the Memorial should be quiet in reverence,
yet powerful in form, a place both solemn and uplifting.

It should instill pride, and humility.
The Memorial should offer intimate experience,
yet be heroic in scale. Its strong framework
should be open to natural change and allow
freedom of personal interpretation.
 
The wetland bridge
The wetlands and ponds are natural features in the design of Flight 93 National Memorial.

NPS/ C. Claycomb

We want to restore life here,
to heal the land, and nourish our souls.
In this place, a scrap yard will become a gateway
and a strip mine will grow into a flowering meadow.

But more than restoring health,
the Memorial should be radiant,
in loving memory of the passengers and crew
who gave their lives on Flight 93.

POEM BY PAUL MURDOCH

 
bagpiper walking down the flight path
A bagpiper walking down the flight path.

NPS/ Brenda Torrey

Special Thanks

TO OUR GENEROUS PATRONS & SPONSORS FOR THEIR SUPPORT
Allegheny Foundation Nimick Forbesway Foundation
Chris T. Sullivan Pirates Charities
Earthtech, Inc. The Pittsburgh Foundation
Families of Flight 93 Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation
Flight 93 Ambassadors Pittsburgh Pirates
Friends of Flight 93 Red Cross
Friends of Flight 93 -
Board of Directors
Richard King Mellon Foundation
Governor Tom Ridge Roy A. Hunt Foundation
The James Foundation The Salvation Army
Heinz Endowments Somerset County EMA
Henry L. Hillman Foundation Somerset UPMC Hospital
Keystone Foam Corporation Special Medical Response Team
National Park Foundation Starbucks
National Park Service -
Volunteers-in-Parks
Tunnel to Towers Foundation
UPMC Health Plan
The UPS Foundation

Last updated: December 20, 2021

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