This weekend marks 21 years since the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States and the Flight 93 National Memorial will be commemorating the victims and heroes of that day.
On Sunday, September 11, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be holding its annual Observation Ceremony and this year it will be back open for the public to attend.
Since the start of the pandemic, the ceremony on September 11 has only been open for family, close friends, and invited special guests, but this year the park is ready to welcome anyone who wants to attend.
“The event starts at 9:45 AM and we are advising everyone that is planning to attend to arrive early, at least 45 minutes to an hour early because you have to be parked in a separate lot and be shuttled to the site,”
First Lady Jill Biden, the Secretary of the Department of Interior, and families of the heroes of Flight 93 will all be in attendance. The ceremony will last around one hour and include…
“The reading of the names of each crew member and passenger, the ringing of the ceremonial bells, and the laying of the ceremonial wreaths, and that concludes the ceremony,”
Half hour long Ranger Programs will also be held throughout the weekend.
“Ranger Programs tell the story of Flight 93 and what happened on September 11, the greater context of September 11, and focuses on the story that unfolded aboard Flight 93,”
Also, on Saturday, the Friends of Flight 93 will be sponsoring a Heroes Walk to raise funds to re-enhance the Western Overlook, which is the first place where family members came to get a visual of the crash site.
“So, we are going to take that area and beautify it. Add in benches where the rangers can do interpretive programming there and visitors can just relax and take in the scenery,”