A.B.A.T.E. of PA honors the heroes of Flight 93
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
Highland Harley Davidson
802 North Center Avenue
Somerset PA 15501
TIME: 1 PM, Leaving 2 P
PA Turnpike Exit 110 (Somerset)
Straight @ toll booth 1⁄4 mile on the right
The Flight 93 National Memorial ride marks the 20th anniversary of the plane’s crash into the Somerset county field on 9/11/2001. Amid the remote field, a national park has taken shape to honor the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93. The final phase of the memorial will include a 93 foot tower at the entrance with wind chimes for each of the victims and a grove of trees called the Tower of Voices. The tower will feature 40 tubular metal wind chimes, one for each of the 33 passengers and 7 crew members who died. It’s designed to serve as a visual and audible reminder of those on board. Each chime will have a different tone to represent the voices of the 40 individuals.
Riders will be able to visit the Memorial Plaza with separate panels for each victim’s name, the Visitor Center with artifacts and displays which was completed in 2015, and the Tower of Voices on the September 19th “Let’s Roll” ride.
ABATE of PA is a Founding Sponsor of the Flight 93 National Memorial. The Flight 93 National Memorial Fund, a project of the National Park Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. ABATE of PA has donated more than $21,300.00 over the past years to help fund the Flight 93 National Memorial.
On the morning of 9/11/2001, the high-jacked Flight 93 crashed into a field in Somerset county near Shanksville, PA, killing the 40 innocents on board. “Let’s Roll” are the last words via cell phone by Todd Beamer, one of the passengers who bravely stormed the hijackers in the cockpit, and helped to prevent the terrorists from targeting yet another Washington DC site.
The Flight 93 Memorial Act of 2002 The creation of the Flight 93 National Memorial is an historic opportunity to honor the citizen heroes and to share the story of their courage. It is a monument to the very best of American character, a place where future generations can come to learn about how the actions of a few people can make a profound and lasting difference.