SOMERSET, PA – The Families of Flight 93 contributed more than $175,000 to the Friends of Flight 93 in December 2020 to establish a fund in support of Flight 93 National Memorial, the third 9/11 attack site.
The Friends of Flight 93 is incredibly grateful for this gift, and for the Families of Flight 93 trust in the organization’s mission and education outreach efforts during this historic 20th commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001.
"As a lasting contribution to Flight 93 National Memorial, the Families of Flight 93 are honored to be able to help establish a fund dedicated to the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial’s Sacred Ground, Wall of Names and Tower of Voices,” said Families of Flight 93 President Gordon Felt. “For nearly 20 years we have worked hand in hand with our partners at the National Park Service, the National Park Foundation and the Friends of Flight 93. With the completion of the development phase of Flight 93 National Memorial, we know that the legacy of our loved ones is in good hands. Their lives, their actions and their passion will forever be honored and stand as a symbol of hope to inspire future generations of freedom-loving people."
Since 2009, family members of the Flight 93 passenger and crew members have served on the Friends’ Board of Directors. The Friends currently have three family members serving as directors, including Mrs. Emily Schenkel, Ms. Jody Greene, and Colonel Christopher Whelan.
The Friends are excited to continue sharing the story of Flight 93 and the heroic actions of the 40 passenger and crew members who we honor every day. We are grateful for the Families’ confidence in our mission and for their continued leadership on our board,” said Donna Gibson, president of the Friends of Flight 93 Board of Directors.
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. To learn more about the Friends, make a donation to support the memorial, or become a member visit www.Flight93Friends.org.
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