Since 2005, the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has worked with its partners and over 100,000 donors to raise funds to build the permanent memorial honoring the heroes of Flight 93 and September 11.
Once raised, the funds will complete the Memorial's original design features including a Learning Center that will more fully tell the story of Flight 93 and a 'Tower of Voices' with forty wind chimes to be located at the entrance to the Memorial.
"Five million dollars remain to be raised to protect this sacred ground and final resting place of those aboard Flight 93," said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation. "This last wave of support will ensure that these true American heroes will never be forgotten, and that future generations will have a place to reflect and learn from their brave and selfless actions."
On Tuesday, September 11, 2012, the Flight 93 National Memorial will honor the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93. The observance ceremony will be held from 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., during which time names of the passengers and crew will be read aloud with the tolling of the Bells of Remembrance. A moment of silence will be held at 10:03 a.m., the time that United Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001.For more information about the events around September 11, 2012, please visit the Flight 93 National Memorial webpage and for more information on the Flight 93 National Memorial, and how to support the campaign, please go to the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign website.