Honoring Heroes: The Flight 93 National Memorial and ORC’s Role in Its Realization
On a day that remains ingrained in the collective memory of nations worldwide, acts of heroism echoed strongly amidst chaos, showcasing the true strength of the human spirit. Amongst them were the brave passengers and crew of Flight 93, who on September 11, 2001, deterred their flight from its intended target, sparing numerous lives at the sacrifice of their own. This act of valor birthed the Flight 93 National Memorial, which was opened to the public on the tenth anniversary of this tragic event, September 11, 2011, and is managed by the renowned National Park Service (NPS).
A Monument to Courage: The Story Behind the Flight 93 National Memorial
Sprawled across 2000 acres of land in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, the Flight 93 National Memorial stands as a somber yet empowering monument, a beacon of courage, representing the 40 passengers and crew members who unyielded, stood tall in the face of terror. Facilitated and operated by the NPS, it allows for a space where visitors can reflect upon the values of bravery, freedom, and heroism that were upheld on that tragic day.