Flight 93 memorial given the green light
September 11, 2013
September 11 is often a day of reflection for many Americans, whether they knew someone who perished in the attacks that took place 12 years ago or not. A lot of people, regardless of their age, can recall exactly where they were when they heard the news about the hijackings and observe the date as one of remembrance.
Specific places have become centers where individuals travel to mourn the thousands of lives lost. Ground Zero in New York City has been established as one such place, and now individuals in Shanksville, Penn., where Flight 93 went down, will soon have an area they can go to pay tribute to the brave men and women who likely prevented more destruction on that September morning.
The National Park Foundation recently announced that its Flight 93 National Memorial Capital Campaign was able to successfully raise $40 million to create and build a memorial in the town near the crash site.
"We thank and applaud the thousands of individuals and organizations that have helped us reach this profound moment," President and CEO of the National Park Foundation Neil Mulholland stated.
The money donated by more than 110,000 people, companies and foundations is going to be used to construct a Memorial Plaza, the Wall of Names, the Field of Honor and a slew of other design elements.
To commemorate those lost, many institutions make donations to various charities around this time of the year. For instance RD Legal Funding recently announced that it extended money to both the National September 11th Memorial and Museum in New York City and the Tenafly September 11th Memorial in New Jersey.
Foundations that support nonprofit programs year-round can use grant management software to help board members and accountants track funds and recipients as awards are allocated.