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  • Mrs. Laura W. Bush's September 11 Remarks | National Park Foundation
    three of us who are going to do something about it I love you honey And we know that in the midst of their fear they were calmed by their faith A crew member called her husband and told him that they were going to rush the hijackers Over the phone line he heard other passengers whispering the Twenty third Psalm Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil For thou art with me Nine years ago in the skies above this field and in Washington and New York City we saw the worst of our enemy and the best of our nation And we were suddenly reminded of many half forgotten lessons We saw that there is evil in the world but also good at the heart of our country America was attacked but the deepest belief of our democracy was vindicated that our greatness and strength is found in the character of our citizens Americans responded with heroism and selflessness with compassion and courage and with prayer and hope In our grief we learned that our faith is an active faith that we are called to serve and to care for one another and to bring hope and comfort where there is despair and sorrow We remember 9 11 not only as a day of great loss but as a day of recommitment to certain enduring values When the innocent are attacked Americans defend them When the innocent suffer Americans rally to their aid In the face of terror Americans choose to overcome evil with good And it was following the tragic events of that September morning that we saw the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living We saw it here as Shanksville s first responders rushed to this field and in the endurance of all those who worked past exhaustion to rescue people trapped in the Towers and the Pentagon And again as millions of Americans participated in blood drives candlelight vigils and memorial services saying prayers in English Hebrew and Arabic And we found healing in the unity born of shared grief Where this field was marked by smoldering ashes there is now green grass But the passage of time cannot erase the images etched in our minds from that calm September morning We remember the moment the news came where we were and what we were doing George and I grieved with the families whose loved ones perished on that bright blue morning We thought about you every day that we lived in the White House and your stories remain close to our hearts George sends his love And today we join with all Americans and pause to remember those most affected by that day We remember the families and friends of the lost who still feel the wound of September 11th each day We know the memories of your loved ones have not aged with time You inspire us with your

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama's September 11 Remarks | National Park Foundation
    They were ordinary citizens thrown into a combat situation No one was a general or a dictator Their first thought was to be selfless They knew There was a 98 percent chance we re not going to make it but let s save others The men and women on that plane had never met the people whose lives they would save yet they willingly made the sacrifice And before September 11th the people of this community didn t know any of the families here today yet they embraced them as their own inviting them into their homes guarding this sacred spot day after day lovingly cataloguing every item memento every photograph every letter left at the temporary memorial And over the past nine years more than 1 million people have come here to pay their respects to express their gratitude and to try in their own small way to ease the burden of these families grief by honoring the people they loved And all of this reminds us that while this memorial begins here in Shanksville it doesn t end at the edges of this field It extends to all those they saved whose lives today are possible because they gave theirs It extends to all those they inspired who thought to themselves If they can do something that extraordinary with their lives then maybe just maybe it s time I made something more of mine Maybe it s time I wore my country s uniform Maybe it s time I gave more to my community Maybe it s time for me to be a better friend a better neighbor a better American And most of all this memorial extends to all their families whose lives were shaped by their love And I m thinking especially today of the children toddlers who have grown into young men and women teenagers who ve become adults who will one day bring their own children to this place and tell them about the proud legacy they inherit Sonali Beaven was just five years old when she lost her father And even in the midst the shock and the heartbreak of first hearing the news she said to her mother I am so sad but I am not the saddest girl in the whole world because children lost their mommy and daddy Muriel Borza who s here with us today was just 10 when she lost her sister Deora And in a speech on the one year anniversary she called for a worldwide moment of peace and she asked people and this is her quote to make a pledge to do a good deed that will help mankind in some small way even if it s a hug a kiss a smile or wave a prayer or just silent thought of those they love And I know that all the young people here have done their very best to be strong for their families and to hold the memories of their loved ones close

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  • NPF Unveils North Cascades Electronic Field Trip Web Portal | National Park Foundation
    in the 4th through 8th grades The North Cascades program will be the first in a series of investigative EFTs by the National Park Foundation to discover the impact climate change is having on our national parks and to empower students to become leaders in fighting the crisis According to a recent study released by the Environmental Protection Agency that followed trends relative to sea level rise along U S Coasts between 1958 and 2008 climate change is expected to affect virtually every sector of society including water resources energy use food production commerce and recreation Using Washington s North Cascades National Park as a backdrop the EFT will educate tomorrow s leaders about the effects of climate change while providing tools as to how they can overcome this challenge in the future Home to 9 000 foot tall mountains and over one third of the remaining glaciers in the lower 48 United States North Cascades National Park is already experiencing the effects of climate change Its northerly location and high altitude terrain make prime territory to teach about some of the earliest tangible impacts of climate change evidenced in glacier melt and species distribution Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world including Japan Canada Germany Cuba Italy and Switzerland For more information about the National Park Foundation s EFT program visit www nationalparks org eft ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all

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  • NPF Unveils PSA Campaign For Flight 93 National Memorial | National Park Foundation
    forgotten The Flight 93 National Memorial will serve as an unwavering reminder of their sacrifice and a symbol of the American public s commitment through their financial emotional and physical support to make sure the heroes of 9 11 live on The Flight 93 National Memorial public service campaign consists of a 60sec and 30sec video PSA audio PSA and print materials Each invites the public to help support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial through mobile text donations Text MEMORIAL to 90999 to donate 10 or by contributing online at www honorflight93 org Click here to view print and video PSA s The National Park Foundation has embarked on an ambitious campaign to raise 18milion dollars to complete the memorial The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the memorial on September 11 2011 ten years after United Flight 93 s fateful crash The Flight 93 National Memorial will be the only national memorial dedicated to the events of 9 11 About the Flight 93 National Memorial On September 24 2002 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 memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information on how to support the building of the memorial go to www honorflight93 org About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National

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  • First Lady Michelle Obama Joins Laura W. Bush At Flight 93 | National Park Foundation
    Foundation Their show of support honors the lives and memories of these 40 heroes and everyone we lost on September 11th and serves as a valuable reminder of how important this memorial is to preserve and share their story The ceremony will be held at the Western Overlook at the future site of Flight 93 National Memorial In 2001 the Western Overlook was the location of the investigative command post for Flight 93 and was the point from which the families of the passengers and crew first observed the crash site It was also where the media reported on the crash and provided the public with the first images from the crash scene It is the site of the temporary memorial while the Flight 93 National Memorial is under construction More details about the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks About the Flight 93 National Memorial On September 24 2002 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 memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit www nps gov flni For information on how to support the building of the memorial go to www honorflight93 org About the National Park Foundation The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks Chartered by Congress we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks so they are protected for present and future generations It is a legacy that

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  • Laura Bush To Speak At Sept. 11 Ceremony Honoring Flight 93 | National Park Foundation
    commitment to America s national parks and in particular to the Flight 93 National Memorial said Neil J Mulholland president and CEO National Park Foundation In welcoming her to Shanksville we are reminded how important this place is to Americans and people around the world as we honor all of those lost on September 11 p p Mrs Bush was with us shortly after the attacks of September 11 In the midst of our shock and grief she shared with us her calming presence and genuine compassion We will always have a special place in our hearts for her said Gordon Felt president Families of Flight 93 p p In 2001 the Western Overlook was the location of the investigative command post for Flight 93 and was the point from which the families of the passengers and crew first observed the crash site It was also where the media reported on the crash and provided the public with the first images from the crash scene It is the site of the temporary memorial while the Flight 93 National Memorial is under construction p p More details about the ceremony will be announced in the coming weeks p p strong About the Flight 93 National Memorial strong p p On Sept 24 2002 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 memorial is outside Shanksville Pennsylvania where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial please visit a href http www nps gov flni www nps gov flni a For information

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  • Students Take On Climate Change At North Cascades National Park | National Park Foundation
    change is one of the most critical issues facing all of us said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation But no more so than for today s youth Our EFT program will give students and their teachers the tools to experience climate change in action as we witness our country s most treasured places our national parks being impacted According to a recent study released by the Environmental Protection Agency that followed trends relative to sea level rise along U S Coasts between 1958 and 2008 climate change is expected to affect virtually every sector of society including water resources energy use food production commerce and recreation Using Washington s North Cascades National Park as a backdrop the EFT will educate tomorrow s leaders about the effects of climate change while providing tools as to how they can overcome this challenge in the future Home to 9 000 foot tall mountains and over one third of the remaining glaciers in the lower 48 United States North Cascades National Park is already experiencing the effects of climate change Its northerly location and high altitude terrain make prime territory to teach about some of the earliest tangible impacts of climate change evidenced in glacier melt and species distribution Previous EFTs have educated millions of students across the United States and around the world including Japan Canada Germany Cuba Italy and Switzerland For more information about the National Park Foundation s EFT program visit www nationalparks org eft ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We

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  • Macy's Helps Raise $1 Million For National Park Foundation | National Park Foundation
    across America to our national parks and ensuring that these treasured places will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come Macy s Great Give Back Campaign kicked off at the beginning of April and invited customers both online and in store to support the national parks with Macy s matching each contribution In addition to the fundraising campaign Macy s volunteers showed their support by participating in national park events nationwide during National Park Week held April 17th to the 25th Macy s contributions have helped support programs including First Bloom which brings urban youth into the national parks to design and plant their own gardens as well as Electronic Field Trips which connect classrooms around the country and world to America s national parks For more information on how to support America s national parks visit www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the part owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historical sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s national parks We work hand in hand with the National Park Service to help connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks ABOUT MACY S Macy s the largest retail brand of Macy s Inc delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states the District of Columbia Puerto Rico and Guam Macy s stores and macys com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands

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