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  • Bill Clinton to Join Dignitaries at the Flight 93 Memorial | National Park Foundation
    morning of September 11 2011 beginning at approximately 9 30 a m The memorial service will take place at the newly opened memorial plaza surrounding the site where Flight 93 crashed at 10 03 a m on September 11 2001 President Obama is expected to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial later that day Both the dedication event and anniversary ceremony are open to the public For complete information about these events visit www Flight93Dedication org 10 million dollars is needed to complete the memorial construction For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial including how to support its completion visit www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On September 24 2002 President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act The Act created a new national park 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 near 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 make a donation and help build the memorial go to www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured memorials landscapes ecosystems and historic 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 connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us at www nationalparks org ABOUT HISTORY HISTORY and HISTORY HD are the leading destinations for revealing award winning original non fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history technology to natural history as well as science archaeology and pop culture Among the network s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers Ax Men American Restoration Ice Road Truckers Top Gear Pawn Stars and Top Shot as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg America the Story of Us WWII in HD 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards seven Primetime Emmy Awards 12 News Documentary Emmy Awards and received the prestigious Governor s Award from the Academy of Television Arts Sciences for the network s Save Our History campaign dedicated to

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  • NPF Board Announces $2 Million Grant to Spport Flight 93 | National Park Foundation
    impact Nearly 10 years after the events of September 11 memorials in New York and at the Pentagon are completed However the Flight 93 National Memorial has yet to receive the funds necessary to be complete To support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial visit http www honorflight93 org or call the National Park Foundation at 202 354 6488 The Flight 93 National Memorial will be the nation s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 and all of those lost on September 11 2001 United Flight 93 originally destined for San Francisco was hijacked by terrorists in the skies over Ohio Once they received word of the attacks in New York and Washington the passengers and crew took decisive action choosing to fight their terrorist hijackers Together they fought and through their heroic actions sacrificed their own lives ultimately causing United Flight 93 to crash in a field outside of Shanksville Pa where no individuals on the ground were harmed The most popular conclusion including that of the 9 11 Commission is that United Flight 93 was headed for the U S Capitol building in Washington D C The actions of the 40 heroes on United Flight 93 saved countless lives and our nation s capital The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 10 2011 Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend the dedication and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11 2011 The Flight 93 National Memorial is an ambitious 62 million initiative To date approximately 52 million has been committed through public and private sources The National Park Foundation continues to spearhead the campaign working to raise 10 million in private funding for the Flight 93 National Memorial To view the memorial site live visit www honorflight93 org webcam For more information on the story of United Flight 93 and the national memorial please go to www honorflight93 org 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 Founded 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

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  • Flight 93 Memorial Dedication Dignitaries Announced | National Park Foundation
    the dedication ceremony the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be observed at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the morning of September 11 2011 beginning at approximately 9 30 a m The memorial service will take place at the newly opened memorial plaza surrounding the site where Flight 93 crashed at 10 03 a m on September 11 2001 Both the dedication event and anniversary ceremony are open to the public For complete information about these events and to find additional information for members of the media visit www Flight93Dedication org For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial including how to support its completion visit www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On Sept 24 2002 President Bush signed into law 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 near 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 make a donation and help build the memorial go to www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE More than 20 000 National Park Service employees care for America s 395 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close to home recreational opportunities Learn more at www nps gov ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic 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 connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Join us at www nationalparks org ABOUT HISTORY HISTORY and HISTORY HD are the leading destinations for revealing award winning original non fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history technology to natural history as well as science archaeology and pop culture Among the network s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers Ax Men American Restoration Ice Road Truckers Top Gear Pawn Stars and Top Shot as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg America the Story of Us WWII in HD 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards seven Primetime Emmy Awards 12 News Documentary Emmy Awards and received the prestigious Governor s Award from the Academy of Television Arts Sciences for the

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  • Flight 93 National Memorial Dedication Live Webcast | National Park Foundation
    ceremony The 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks will be observed at the Flight 93 National Memorial on the morning of September 11 2011 beginning at approximately 9 30 a m The memorial service will take place at the newly opened memorial plaza surrounding the site where Flight 93 crashed at 10 03 a m on September 11 2001 Both the dedication event and anniversary ceremony are open to the public For complete information about these events visit www Flight93Dedication org As the tenth anniversary approaches 10 million dollars is needed to complete the memorial construction For more information on the how to support the completion of Flight 93 National Memorial visit www honorflight93 org ABOUT HISTORY HISTORY and HISTORY HD are the leading destinations for revealing award winning original non fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history technology to natural history as well as science archaeology and pop culture Among the network s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers Ax Men American Restoration Ice Road Truckers Top Gear Pawn Stars and Top Shot as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg America the Story of Us WWII in HD 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards seven Primetime Emmy Awards 12 News Documentary Emmy Awards and received the prestigious Governor s Award from the Academy of Television Arts Sciences for the network s Save Our History campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education Take a Veteran to School Day is the network s signature initiative connecting America s schools and communities with veterans from all wars The HISTORY website located at www history com is the leading online resource for all things history featuring over 20 000 videos images audio clips articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics For more information go to www historypressroom com 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 You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic sites all protected in America s nearly 400 national parks Chartered by Congress the National Park Foundation is the official charity of America s

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  • National Park Adventure Sweepstakes | National Park Foundation
    Click here for complete rules Olympic National Park From Aug 22 28 enter at facebook com olympicnationalpark to win a three night stay at Kalaloch Lodge Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort and or Lake Crescent Lodge a resort credit to create your own adventure and more Click here for complete rules Denali National Park and Preserve From Aug 29 Sept 5 enter at http www facebook com denalipark to win a four night stay at McKinley Village Lodge or McKinley Chalet Resort a white water rafting adventure and more Click here for complete rules National Park Foundation and ARAMARK Parks and Destinations will contact the winner via email and then announce the winners for each giveaway every Monday starting August 15 on National Park Foundation s Facebook page as well as the individual pages linked above The winner for the final giveaway to Denali National Park and Preserve will be announced on Tuesday September 6 For more information go to facebook com nationalpark ABOUT NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic 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 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 ARAMARK PARKS AND DESTINATIONS ARAMARK Parks and Destinations a division of ARAMARK delivers authentic and memorable experiences at national and state parks national forests specialty hotels museums and other tourist destinations throughout the United States

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  • Sarah McLachlan to Perform at Flight 93 Dedication | National Park Foundation
    9 30 a m The memorial service will take place at the newly opened memorial plaza surrounding the site where Flight 93 crashed at 10 03 a m on September 11 2001 Both the dedication event and anniversary ceremony are open to the public For complete information about these events visit www Flight93Dedication org As the tenth anniversary approaches 10 million dollars is needed to complete the memorial construction For more information on the how to support the completion of Flight 93 National Memorial visit www honorflight93 org ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL On Sept 24 2002 President Bush signed into law 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 near 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 make a donation and help build the memorial go to www honorflight93 org ABOUT HISTORY HISTORY and HISTORY HD are the leading destinations for revealing award winning original non fiction series and event specials that connect history with viewers in an informative immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history technology to natural history as well as science archaeology and pop culture Among the network s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers Ax Men American Restoration Ice Road Truckers Top Gear Pawn Stars and Top Shot as well as acclaimed specials including Gettysburg America the Story of Us WWII in HD 102 Minutes That Changed America and Life After People HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards seven Primetime Emmy Awards 12 News Documentary Emmy Awards and received the prestigious Governor s Award from the Academy of Television Arts Sciences for the network s Save Our History campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education Take a Veteran to School Day is the network s signature initiative connecting America s schools and communities with veterans from all wars The HISTORY website located at www history com is the leading online resource for all things history featuring over 20 000 videos images audio clips articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics For more information go to www historypressroom com ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic 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 connect you and all Americans to the parks and to

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  • National Park Foundation Releases "Happy Trails" | National Park Foundation
    you plan the perfect national park adventure The public is invited to submit questions for the Trail Talk series via the NPF and Merrell Facebook pages which are www facebook com nationalpark and www facebook com merrell respectively The National Park Foundation s Happy Trails guide invites Americans to not only take an active role in preserving their parks but to also take time to explore and enjoy some of the spectacular hikes America has to offer some of which include Big Thicket National Preserve Texas Beaver Slide 1 5 mile loop The short walk passes by several ponds formed by old beaver dams Ethereal cypress trees rise from still waters their knees poking the pond s surface Everglades National Park Florida Anhinga 8 miles roundtrip Starting at the Royal Palm Visitor Center the wheelchair accessible path winds through sawgrass marsh Wildlife viewing abounds especially in winter Look for alligators turtles herons egrets and of course anhingas Point Reyes National Seashore California Coast Laguna 5 mile loop Experience some of these varied landscapes on the Coast Trail via the Laguna Trail Laguna Trail leads through coastal scrub Look for Anna s hummingbird which feeds year round on Indian paintbrush and bush monkey flower Help support America s national parks Join the National Park Foundation ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s most treasured landscapes ecosystems and historic 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 connect you and all Americans to the parks and to make sure that they are preserved for the generations who will follow Support Your Parks Help

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  • 10 Great Ways to Celebrate America's 235th Birthday! | National Park Foundation
    Battlefield Treat yourself to the beautiful sounds of the Maryland Symphony Orchestra s Salute to Independence concert on July 2 Concert starts at 7 30p m ET Fireworks at approximately 9 45p m ET MASSACHUSETTS Adams National Historical Park Get the inside scoop on the political climate 235 years ago Come on down to Adams National Historical Park for Down and Dirty Politics 1776 Style to learn how a strange secret alliance of upscale gentlemen and rowdy street organizers bought about the Declaration of Independence 1 00p m 2 30p m ET Beale House Lawn located at 181 Adams Street Street parking is available MISSOURI Ozark National Scenic Riverways The Alley Independence Day Celebration will be held on July 2 at Alley Spring This event commemorates the traditional picnic celebrations held at Alley Spring across the turn of the twentieth century when Alley was the social center for families in the surrounding area Activities will include musical entertainment old fashioned games and contests and demonstrations of traditional Ozark skills NEW YORK St Paul s Church Enjoy a traditional July 4th celebration featuring music speeches refreshments reading of the Declaration of Independence and tolling of the historic St Paul s church bell 13 times Event starts at 10 30a m ET PENNSYLVANIA Valley Forge National Historical Park Join Park Rangers for a living history demonstration at the Muhlenberg Brigade huts on July 4 Enjoy children s craft activities and a traditional Fourth of July barbecue at the Visitor Center 11 00a m 4 00p m ET SOUTH CAROLINA Cowpens National Battlefield Fireworks and family fun Fireworks will begin at approximately 9 00p m ET on July 2 two days before Independence Day Music will be provided by the Spartanburg Community Band VIRGINIA George Washington Birthplace Celebrate the 235th birthday of the United States with hands on colonial themed children s activities and costumed interpretation 10 00a m 4 00p m ET WASHINGTON D C National Mall and Memorial Parks America s biggest birthday party is taking place on July 4 on the West Lawn of the U S Capitol Not only will the event feature incredible performances by some of the country s best known personalities and musicians but it will also boast the most spectacular fireworks display Event starts at 8 00p m ET gates open to the public at 3 00p m ET Many more exciting events have been planned across the country and can be found on the National Park Service website Whether it is on the fourth of July or any other day of the year it is the generous support of individuals foundations and corporations that allow the National Park Foundation to continue its Congressionally chartered mission to support the National Park Service in protecting America s treasured national parks Find out more about the work of the National Park Foundation and how to help at www nationalparks org ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION You are the owner of 84 million acres of the world s

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