For the fifth year in a row, Walk 93 will be hosted by the Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial on Saturday, October 12. Walk 93 will start at a later time this year beginning at 10 AM.
Pets are welcome to join their pet families at the memorial walk. Pre-registered participants will be offered 15% off any purchase in the Visitor Center Book Store when wearing the 2019 event t-shirt. You must register by October 1 to receive a Walk 93 t-shirt. Registration is open and participants can register online at www.Flight93Friends.org/walk-93.
In past years, the walk has raised funds for a special project designated by the National Park Service. Starting this year, the walk will fundraise annually to support completion of the original memorial design of Flight 93 National Memorial which includes future connections to the September 11th National Memorial Trail, as well as benches, trail development, tree planting, grove maintenance and more.
Continuing a tradition that began in 2017, participants may become a team captain to register walkers under their name as part of a friendly competition started by the Friends of Flight 93 Board of Directors. A special prize will be handed out during opening remarks to this year’s team captain winner. Alternatively, individuals may support the walk remotely as a virtual walker by donating the $25 registration fee on the registration page.
Participants will experience the memorial’s 2.28-mile Allée during a ranger-led walk over the Wetlands Bridge, down to the Wall of Names and up the Western Overlook Trail. Rangers and event staff will offer insight into the architectural design of the memorial, the living memorial landscape and sustainable initiatives at Flight 93 including the memorial groves, reforestation and the pollinator project. The immersive program will include interpretive stops along the trail to tell the story of the 40 brave passengers and crew members. This walk is non-competitive and meant to encourage reflection about the events of September 11, 2001. Title sponsors for this year’s walk include FedEx Ground, Donna Gibson and UPMC Health Plan. Sponsorship inquiries may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial are asking the community to join them and walk to remember on October 12. This event is a way to pay tribute to the 40 Heroes, raise awareness and foster volunteerism, membership and stewardship at the memorial.