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  • Hundreds attend Flight 93 National Memorial service

    09/11/2017 10:11:31 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 5 replies
    Daily American ^ | Sep 11, 2017 | MICHELLE GANASSI
    Hundreds arrived at the Flight 93 National Memorial Monday for the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001. Westley and Yvonne Thomas of Stanton Island New York, always wanted to come to the Flight 93 National Memorial for Sept. 11 ceremonies. Yvonne said that the Flight 93 ceremony has a calm about it that they do not see at the New York City ceremony. Both said that the 40 passengers and crew are true American heroes. "There is just a peacefulness, a sense of tranquility," she said. "It's almost like the perfect place." Westley was in Manhattan on Sept. 11,...
  • Flight 93 Memorial Fire Destroys Flag Flown Above Capitol on Sept. 11, 2001

    10/05/2014 6:15:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    Rollcall ^ | October 4, 2014
    The soot-smudged flag that flew atop the Capitol on 9/​11 was destroyed Friday in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Penn., less than a month after it arrived in Somerset County.
  • Unbelievable: 9/11 Flight 93 Memorial Closed Due to "Shutdown"

    10/15/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | October 15, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    The sacred ground near Shanksville, Pennsylvania where 9/11 Flight 93 crashed twelve years ago after being hijacked by Islamic terrorists has been closed by the National Park Service due to the 'government shutdown.' The Flight 93 memorial was closed. — Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) October 13, 2013 Govt shutdown closes Flight 93 National Memorial, would-be visitors turned away.#flight93 — Mary Pickels (@MaryPickels) October 1, 2013 The petty and ghoulish Spite House strikes again: Barrycades blocking WWII vets from their memorial, denying death benefits to military families and now this. The Flight 93 National Memorial is an open field for...
  • Feds Blocking Road to Open-Air Flight 93 Memorial

    10/14/2013 2:09:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 76 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 14, 2013 - 12:12 PM | Eric Scheiner
    Americans who want to honor and reflect upon the memory of the crew and passengers who perished aboard United Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 will find that the federal government has blocked the road four miles down from the open-air memorial near Shanksville, Pa. photographed the spot of the road closure this past weekend. The steel barrier blocking vehicles from passing says: “Because of the federal government shutdown, this National Park Service facility is closed.” …
  • The Wrong Analogy

    11/12/2012 8:47:28 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 11 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-12-12 | Stoutcat
    In the months and weeks leading up to the election, I had been thinking about the situation this country is in by likening it to being on a crashing plane. On the one hand, we had the current pilot who wasn’t able to control the plane, and the fact that it was crashing was due in large part to his piloting incompetence. On the other hand, we had a passenger who had a great deal of piloting experience, who was volunteering to take the controls. In his previous piloting experience, this volunteer had saved another plane from crashing. If we...
  • Former FBI employee 'saw angels guarding Flight 93 site after deadly crash on 9/11'

    07/03/2012 9:41:50 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 46 replies
    MAIL online ^ | 07/04/2012 | DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    Former FBI employee 'saw angels guarding Flight 93 site after deadly crash on 9/11' A former FBI employee sent to the Flight 93 crash site on September 11, 2001 has claimed she saw a legion of angels guarding the scene when she arrived. Lillie Leonardi has made the bizarre claims in a book written after she retired from the FBI due to post-traumatic stress disorder which began after the terror attacks. In the book, she explained she arrived at the still-smouldering scene three hours after terrorists hijacked the passenger jet and it crashed into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
  • Bill Clinton makes big gesture at Shanksville memorial

    09/11/2011 2:11:55 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/11/2011 | Phil Pruitt
    Donors have contributed $52 million to build the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa., but $10 million is still needed. Former President Bill Clinton declared Saturday that he and Speaker of the House John Boehner are going to do something about that. “Since I am no longer in office, I can do unpopular things,” Clinton declared at the end of his remarks at Saturday’s dedication ceremony.
  • George W. Bush at Flight 93 Memorial: “ Is That Evil Is Real and So Is Courage” (Video)

    09/10/2011 12:57:55 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 10,2011 | Jim Hoft
    George W. Bush spoke this afternoon at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It was a beautiful speech. One of his best. From his speech today: On 9-11, “The most lives lost on American soil on a single day since the Battle of Antietam.” “One of the lessons of 9-11 is that evil is real and so is courage.” “At the moment American democracy was under attack our citizens defied their captors by holding a vote. The choice they made would cost them their lives. And they knew it. Many passengers called their loved ones to say good-bye. Then...
  • Flight 93 National Memorial dedication LIVE WEBCAST

    09/10/2011 9:31:38 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 303 replies ^ | Sept. 10, 2011 | Staff
    On September 10, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. EST, almost ten years after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Flight 93 National Memorial will be dedicated. Following a decade of healing, the promise of this sacred ground will finally be realized. The Memorial Plaza and Field of Honor will be the first features of the memorial to be completed for dedication, and will be permanently open to the public after the September 10 ceremony. Be a part of this remarkable moment. Coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. EST – watch the dedication ceremony LIVE at
  • Special Rose Parade float honors 9/11 victims

    12/30/2010 2:35:38 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 53 replies · 194+ views
    ABC7 ^ | Dec. 27, 2010 | Elex Michaelson and Rob Hayes
    PASADENA, Calif. -- Thousands of volunteers were hard at work in Pasadena and Irwindale getting the floats ready for the 122nd Rose Parade Presented by Honda, but one float in particular is much more than just a float. "It's a dream come true for me. This is something I've wanted to do for nine years," said Jerry Thomsen, a firefighter specialist. When America was attacked more than nine years ago, a group of Los Angeles firefighters headed to Ground Zero to help, and Thomsen was among them. Now he and his L.A. firefighting buddies are honoring their fallen comrades in...
  • Under Construction - the Other 9/11 Mosque

    10/12/2010 9:34:58 AM PDT · by NCjim · 15 replies
    Canada Free Pers ^ | October 12, 2010 | Cynthia Yacowar-Sweeney
    With eyes on New York, it’s easy to overlook the other ground-zero mosque that is presently being built in Shanksville Pennsylvania at the Flight 93 crash site. That 9/11 site is home to what will soon be the world’s largest open-air mosque disguised as a memorial, contends author Alec Rawls. After five years of insignificant media coverage and minimal public awareness, construction of the Flight 93 Memorial centerpiece is already in progress. The giant half-mile wide Islamic-shaped red crescent of maple trees is slated for completion next year on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, when the autumn leaves of the...
  • Live memorial service at Shanksville, Pa.

    09/11/2010 6:57:18 AM PDT · by knarf · 73 replies ^ | September 11, 2010 | knarf
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  • Is this the Shanksville mosque? It sure looks like it

    09/12/2010 9:24:47 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 09/12/2010 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    FLOTUS Michelle Obama and Laura Bush served as keynote speakers yesterday honoring the Flight 93 Shanksville, Pennsylvania 9-11 memorial that resembles the Islamic Red Crescent design. Its design insults the memory of 9-11 hijack victim Tom Burnett, Jr. says his father. The bereaved man, who asked that his son’s name be removed from the site, is deeply offended especially now upon learning four glass blocks remembering the Jihadi hijackers are being added to the aisle of the 40 innocent American victims who took down the plane to prevent it from flying on to Washington. Tom Burnett, Sr. said, “Mr. Murdoch’s...
  • The "Walk With Joe" - a 9/11 Memorial in NJ

    09/08/2009 3:35:05 PM PDT · by chris_in_nj · 8 replies · 560+ views
    Good evening fellow Freepers, I just want to send out this FYI as many of you have been amazingly kind in your thoughts and prayers after hearing the news about my father on Flight 93. For those of you who don't know the background of the "Walk With Joe" - here you go.... On 9/11 my father, Joe Driscoll – an avid walker/hiker, was on his way to Yosemite National Park to go on an annual hiking trip with some friends. The flight he was on, United #93, never made it to California . It was hijacked and crashed in...
  • McCain visits crash site [Flight 93 on 9/11]

    09/15/2008 7:34:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 1 replies · 112+ views
    The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pa. ^ | 2008-09-12 | Kirk Swauger
    SHANKSVILLE — As the late morning sun began piercing steel-gray skies, U.S. Sen. John McCain thought back seven years. Directly above where the Republican presidential nominee was standing Thursday morning on a reclaimed strip mine near Shanksville, 40 heroes fought back against terrorism.

    09/12/2008 7:19:02 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 57 replies · 298+ views
    THE HEROES OF FLIGHT 93 AND HOW THEY HELPED FOIL AN ATTACK ON THE CAPITOL The terrorists used knives and box cutters to commandeer the three airplanes and then crash them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They also indicated that they had bombs. GTE Airphone calls from the hijacked aircraft indicated that the terrorists, who numbered between three and six on each aircraft, would take control of the aircraft by taking a stewardess or passenger and either threatening, or actually cutting or stabbing them, and then take control of the aircraft when the crew came out...
  • Crescent of Betrayal-Why is a giant Mecca-oriented crescent at the Flight 93 crash site?

    09/08/2008 5:31:56 AM PDT · by SJackson · 67 replies · 342+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 9-8-08 | Jamie Glazov
    Crescent of Betrayal   By Jamie | Monday, September 08, 2008 Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Alec Rawls, the author of Crescent of Betrayal, a soon-to-be published book about the giant Mecca-oriented crescent that the Park Service is planning to plant at the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania . Given the urgent public need to know, WND books has allowed Mr. Rawls to make a preliminary draft of his book available for free download until the print edition comes out in 2009. Mr. Rawls is working with Tom Burnett Sr., father of Flight 93 hero Tom Burnett...
  • World Trade Center Steel From NYC Arrives In Shanksville

    08/24/2008 2:26:22 AM PDT · by Sergeant Tim · 36 replies · 643+ views ^ | August 24, 2008 | Tim Sumner
    WJACTV Johnstown (PA) reports: Shanksville, PA -- Firefighters said it was one of the largest fire companies in the country meeting one of the smallest Saturday night, when 1,000 motorcycles from New York City rolled into the Alleghenies with a steel beam from the World Trade Center in tow. New York firefighters made the 311-mile trek to Shanksville by bike to give the 2-ton 14-foot long beam to the Shanksville Volunteer Fire Company... Read the rest or view the video by clicking here. At 7:00 a.m. yesterday morning, the Fire Family Transport Foundation launched from Floyd Bennett Field on Long...
  • Petition blasts Islamic themes at Flight 93 site Seeks elimination of crescent and star minaret

    04/07/2008 11:06:17 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 35 replies · 233+ views
    April 07, 2008 © 2008 WorldNetDaily A group of concerned citizens has been raising alarms about the Islamic elements planned for the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., for years. And a member of Congress has demanded the National Park Service make changes in its plans. But there's been no substantive response, and now the activists say it's time for the American people to let officials know whether they want to pay for and have installed in the memorial a crescent that points to Mecca to make up a "mihrab," the foundational point for every Islamic mosque, a tower that...
  • Live Coverage of Commemoration of Fifth Anniversary of 9/11 at Pentagon and Shanksville

    09/11/2006 7:12:57 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 42 replies · 1,834+ views
    Fox News Channel ^ | 9/11/2006 | Pyro7480
    There's a huge American flag draped over the side of the Pentagon again, and there's a reading of the names of the Flight 93 passengers and crew. Did anyone see the blue flag with the checker design on it? What flag is that? Rumsfeld and others at the Pentagon are singing "America the Beautiful."