The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, has announced that Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at the dedication ceremony of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Saturday, September 10, 2011.
The event will also welcome dignitaries, special guests, and Flight 93 family members and friends. A complete list of speakers and performers will be announced shortly. Through a partnership between National Park Foundation and HISTORY Channel, the dedication will be broadcast LIVE beginning at 12:30 p.m. ET/ 9:30 a.m. PT on www.Flight93Dedication.org and at history.com/flight93.
“We are honored to have Sarah McLachlan perform at the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial,” said Neil Mulholland, president and CEO of the National Park Foundation. “Her music will complement the commemoration ceremony as we memorialize the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and all of the heroes of September 11.”
The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be observed at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the morning of September 11, 2011, beginning at approximately 9:30 a.m. The memorial service will take place at the newly-opened memorial plaza surrounding the site where Flight 93 crashed at 10:03 a.m. on September 11, 2001. Both the dedication event and anniversary ceremony are open to the public. For complete information about these events visit www.Flight93Dedication.org.
As the tenth anniversary approaches, $10 million dollars is needed to complete the memorial construction. For more information on the how to support the completion of Flight 93 National Memorial visit, www.honorflight93.org.
ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
On Sept. 24, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital. The memorial is near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, visit www.nps.gov/flni. For information on how to make a donation and help build the memorial, go to www.honorflight93.org.