Flight 93 National Memorial

Reforestation Continuing At Flight 93 National Memorial

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, the nation’s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001.

UPDATED: National Park Foundation Head Resigns, Yellowstone Superintendent To Take Job Temporarily

Neil Mulholland announced his resignation Friday as president and chief executive officer of the National Park Foundation, a surprise development that comes just as the Foundation is entering a "critical phase" for fund-raising keyed to the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. Replacing him on a temporary basis was Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk.

Fire At Flight 93 National Memorial Destroyed Hundreds Of Valuable Items, Many Others Saved

A fire of undetermined cause that swept through three buildings at Flight 93 National Memorial earlier this month destroyed hundreds, if not thousands, of valuable items, including personal items recovered from the crash scene.

Birding In The National Parks: Where Is It Appropriate To Bird?

I generally don’t have a problem wondering whether or not it’s a good time to bird. If no other duty calls, I’ve got binoculars in hand. I’ve certainly had birding as a top priority on every visit to a national park. Yet, on a dreary day in Pennsylvania last week, I visited a national park and wasn’t sure if wanted to bird, or even if I should consider it.

Fire Destroys Three Administrative Buildings At Flight 93 National Memorial

A fire Friday afternoon raged through the headquarters complex of Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania and destroyed three buildings before the flames could be put out. None of the staff or volunteers at the national memorial were injured, but officials fear some of the archival and curatorial collections, including the flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, might have been destroyed.

Fundraising Campaign For Flight 93 National Memorial Complete, Groundbreaking For Visitor Center On Tuesday

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will travel to Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania on Tuesday to help break ground on the memorial's new visitor center complex.

Vice President Biden, Secretary Salazar To Speak At Flight 93 National Memorial

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the keynote address Tuesday during the annual September 11th observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Volunteers Helped 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. They worked on projects to improve the parks and help others learn about these special places.

Former President George W. Bush To Help Dedicate Flight 93 National Memorial

Former President George W. Bush will be on hand Saturday to help dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

National Park Foundation Offers To Match, Up To $2 Million, Donations For Flight 93 National Memorial

With a need for $10 million to finish the Flight 93 National Memorial, the National Park Foundation is offering a match of up to $2 million with hopes of spurring private donations.

Flight 93 National Memorial Groundbreaking is Finally Scheduled

On November 7 some heavy hitters will join the Flight 93 families to help celebrate the long-awaited groundbreaking for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Can you hear the clock tick-tick-ticking toward that 10th anniversary dedication deadline?

National Park Quiz 70: Bad

This quiz will find out how much you know about bad people, bad happenings, bad decisions, and other bad stuff in the national parks. Answers are at the end. Peeking may produce bad results.

National Park Service Reaches Final Agreements To Obtain Land Needed for Flight 93 Memorial

A long, sometimes acrimonious, effort to secure land for the Flight 93 Memorial came to fruition Monday when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced that the government has reached agreement with all the affected landowners for the properties needed to build the memorial honoring those who died in the western Pennsylvania field on September 11, 2001.

Update: Seizure Threat Accelerates Land Acquisition for Flight 93 Memorial

The Flight 93 National Memorial won’t be ready for dedication on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks if land acquisition efforts remain stalled. Interior Secretary Salazar will order seizure of the land if willing seller agreements cannot be reached by the end of this week.

Subsurface Mineral Rights Matter!

Should the NPS worry about mineral rights when the agency acquires park lands? You better believe it. Not owning subsurface mineral rights at Big Cypress National Preserve and Padre Island National Seashore has caused the agency a great deal of grief. At Flight 93 National Memorial, the NPS is determined to nip a potentially serious problem in the bud.

Update: Deal Seems to Clear The Way For Construction of the Flight 93 Memorial

Land acquisition snags, private fund-raising shortfalls, and related problems long have plagued efforts to build the Flight 93 Memorial. But agreement finally has been reached between all parties on a deal that seems to clear the way for the project to move forward.

Update: Land Acquisition Moves Flight 93 National Memorial Closer to Completion Target

A key land acquisition has moved the National Park Service and the Flight 93 Advisory Commission and Task Force closer to their goal of completing the Flight 93 National Memorial in time for the tenth anniversary of the fatal flight.

The 9/11 Anniversary Draws Attention to the Flight 93 National Memorial, an Extraordinary Work in Progress

The seventh anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has propelled Pennsylvania’s Flight 93 National Memorial into the national spotlight. This park is a work in progress. The temporary memorial that visitors see there now will be replaced with a permanent one of exceptional quality.
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