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Flight 93 National Memorial Press Release


June 16, 2006

FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
DRAFT GENERAL MANAGEMENT PLAN
AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC REVIEW

SOMERSET, PA -- The National Park Service announced today that the Draft
General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Flight
93 National Memorial will be available for public review starting Friday,
June 16, 2006. The review period will last for 60 days and conclude on
August 14, 2006. The Flight 93 Advisory Commission, the Families of
Flight 93 and the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force have worked as partners
alongside the National Park Service in creating the plan.

Release of the draft plan is the culmination of a grassroots planning
process that began in 2003. The process was highlighted by the completion
of an international design competition and the announcement of a selected
design for the national memorial in September 2005. "It's extremely
rewarding to know that so many people had a hand in creating this plan.
Families of the passengers and crew, local residents, public agencies, and
people across the country provided their insights and time to ensure that
we create a fitting tribute to the passengers and crew of Flight 93," said
Joanne Hanley, Superintendent of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

The National Park Service is required by law to prepare a General
Management Plan for all sites within the national park system. The
document presents a vision for developing and managing the national
memorial for the next 15-20 years and evaluates any related impacts. "We
took great care in developing this plan so we would minimize disruptions
to the lives of local residents," said Esther Heymann, Co-Chair of the
General Management Plan Committee and the step-mother of Elizabeth Wainio
who was lost on Flight 93.

The Draft General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement will
be on public review for 60 days. The document can be viewed and downloaded
from the project website (www.flight93memorialproject.org) or a printed
copy can be requested by writing to or visiting the National Park Service
project office at 109 W. Main Street, Suite 104, Somerset, PA 15501. The
public is also encouraged to join the National Park Service and the
project partners at an open house and public meeting that will be held at
the Shanksville-Stonycreek School on Thursday, July 20, 2006 from
7:00-9:00pm.

Comments on the document may be submitted via the project website, at the
public open house, or in writing to the National Park Service office at
the address above. Comments must be received by August 14, 2006 to be
considered in the final plan, which will be released in the late-summer.
The planning process will formally conclude in the Fall of 2006 with the
issuance of a Record of Decision by the National Park Service.

About the Flight 93 National Memorial:
On September 24, 2002, the United States Congress passed 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 national memorial is at the site of the Flight
93 crash in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
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