Campaigning for the Flight 93 National Memorial

The National Park Foundation, an official charity of America’s national parks, has unveiled a new public service campaign reminding all Americans of the heroes of United Flight 93, and encouraging their support in building a national memorial in their honor.

On September 11, 2001, 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 heroically fought back against terrorists, and in doing so, saved countless lives. In their struggle, they lost their own lives as the plane plummeted into a field outside of Shanksville, PA.

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A common field one day, a field of honor forever, the sacred ground of the Flight 93 National Memorial holds great meaning for all Americans, says National Park Foundation.

This national memorial, the only one dedicated to the events of 9/11, is an opportunity to honor all the heroes of that tragic day and provide a venue of remembrance, respect, and education for all visitors, it says.

“As we approach the ninth anniversary of September 11th, we are all reminded of the horrific events of that day, and the heroic people that saved countless others and shaped history,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation.

“Their story must never be forgotten. The Flight 93 National Memorial will serve as an unwavering reminder of their sacrifice, and a symbol of the American public’s commitment, through their financial, emotional and physical support, to make sure the heroes of 9/11 live on.”

The Flight 93 National Memorial public service campaign consists of a 60sec and 30sec video public service advertisement (PSA), audio PSA and print materials.

Each invites the public to help support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial through mobile text donations, “Text MEMORIAL to 90999 to donate $10,” or by contributing online at

The National Park Foundation has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise 18 million dollars to complete the memorial. The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the memorial on September 11, 2011 – ten years after United Flight 93’s fateful crash.

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