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  • National Park Service Unveils New Renderings of Memorial | National Park Foundation
    93 will be allowed to enter the Sacred Ground Forty vertical marble slabs are arranged in a gentle accordion folded row along one side of the flight path walkway Each vertical slab is engraved with the name of one of the 40 people who lost their lives in a fight with terrorists for control of their plane on September 11 2001 The walls and walkway are part of a Memorial Plaza that overlooks the Sacred Ground that is the plane s crash site and final resting place of the passengers and crew Wall of Names and Memorial Plaza The second rendering shows the memorial gateway an elegant open air cast concrete structure A smaller glass enclosure will afford additional shelter from inclement weather Memorial Gateway Both the wall and the shelter will be located on the periphery of the Memorial Plaza that is part of the memorial s first phase The dedication of the first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial will be on September 10 2011 Additional private funding is still needed to complete the remaining elements of the Flight 93 National Memorial Those elements include a curving arc of 40 Memorial Groves of trees along a walkway framing a Field of Honor with a focus on the crash site and the Entry Portal at the western end of the curving field where high walls will frame the sky and the plane s flight path to the Sacred Ground Other remaining elements include a Visitor Center adjacent to the Flight Path Paul Murdoch and his team created a simple yet powerful tribute to our loved ones The memorial design ensures that each person will be remembered as an individual yet their placement on the wall links them together in history forever said Gordon Felt President Families of Flight 93 With the release of these detailed renderings the memorial is another step closer to reality The construction activity at the site and these renderings provide glimpses of the memorial to come In September when we dedicate the memorial s first phase visitors will enter a place of remembrance and reflection said Keith Newlin NPS Superintendent Western Pennsylvania National Parks The Flight 93 National Memorial is the only major September 11 memorial that must still be completed after September of this year said Neil Mulholland president and CEO of the National Park Foundation These renderings show what is possible with strong private support for the memorial but more funding is still needed to properly honor and educate future generations about the actions of the 40 men and women on board Flight 93 Paul Murdoch said It s gratifying to see our design expressed in these renderings will soon be realized with completion of the first phase of construction I hope once the public experiences the opening of the memorial they will be further motivated to support the remaining features Newlin noted that the rendering does not depict the actual placement of the names on the wall The completed names on

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  • NPF & Merrell Announce 10 Can't Miss National Park Hikes | National Park Foundation
    trip This self guided nature trail takes you along a relatively flat path following the rim of the canyon Along this sunny route you will encounter a variety of plant life from sagebrush and Gambel oak to pinyon pine and Utah juniper This trail allows many excellent views of the Gunnison River as well as the sheer walls of the canyon 4 Canaveral National Seashore Florida Turtle Mound Trail 3 miles Hike to the top of a 35 foot high Native American Mound which has two viewing areas 5 Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Georgia General Bragg Trail 5 miles Experience history where it happened while viewing the Georgia Regimental Monuments Strahl s Brigade Tablet General Bragg s Headquarters Monument among others 6 White Sands National Park New Mexico Interdune Boardwalk 650 yards round trip Fully wheelchair and stroller accessible This is the best place to get a close look at many of the wildflowers that grow here while protecting the park s resources 7 Jewel Cave National Monument South Dakota Canyons Trail 3 5 mile loop trail This trail provides an opportunity to become more familiar with the surface resources and geologic features at the monument Lithograph Canyon Hell Canyon the limestone cliffs ponderosa pine forest deer wildflowers birds and bats are just a few of the things you ll see 8 Big Bend National Park Texas Dog Canyon Trail 4 miles round trip This medium difficulty trail offers a glimpse into a narrow canyon cut between massive layers of limestone 9 Great Smokey Mountains Tennessee Andrews Bald Trail 3 5 miles round trip The hike climbs almost 900 feet to Andrews Bald the highest bald in the Smokies at 5 920 feet Enjoy breath taking panoramic views of the southern Smokies 10 Acadia National Park Maine Ocean Path Trail 4 miles round trip Enjoy sand beaches and sea cliffs 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 This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks ABOUT MERRELL Merrell s mission is to inspire the outdoor athlete in everyone by aligning its Let s Get Outside brand to increase outdoor participation with running and adventure races festivals and other community events to increase outdoor participation By partnering with events such as the Oyster Racing Series the Down Dirty Mud Run the Naked Foot 5K Outdoor Nation food and wine festivals and the Mountain Jam Music Festival all representing a similar inclusive outdoor ethos Merrell is working to inspire more people to get

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  • NPF Launches 2011 Share the Experience Photo Contest | National Park Foundation
    share their experiences through photos The 2011 Share the Experience photo contest is open to contestants ages 13 and older and will run from now until December 31 2011 Participants can visit http www sharetheexperience org to submit their photo entries Our annual photo contest is an opportunity for Americans to show us the national parks through their eyes said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We hope that in its 11th year the contest will continue to help cultivate enthusiasm and excitement for our national parks This year s grand prize includes a four day trip to a national park and the winning photograph will be featured on the 2013 Federal Recreational Lands Pass Additional prizes include GPS units REI gift cards and more 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 This is Your Land www nationalparks org FACEBOOK http www facebook com nationalpark TWITTER http twitter com goparks Contact Information Alanna Sobel PR 202 354 6480 Alanna Sobel Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get a free copy of the National Park Owner s Guide Sign Up Now National Park News 25 New Projects Getting More Kids Adults 140

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  • NPF Announces 2011 "First Bloom" Youth Garden Design Contest Winner | National Park Foundation
    Foundation challenges First Bloom youth groups around the country to create the best garden design From April 15 to May 16 2011 the public was invited to vote on the garden designs The contest received more than 7 300 votes this year double the number of votes compared to last year The First Bloom group with the most votes wins a prize focused on increasing their connection with national parks Catoctin Mountain Park and Robert Moton Elementary School are currently working with the National Park Foundation to design their prize Last year s winners visited national parks in Washington D C and Shenandoah National Park The First Bloom Youth Garden Design Contest is about cultivating enthusiasm and excitement for the national parks in our young people and helping to create the next generation of park stewards said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation We are hopeful that the garden design experience will engender a life long commitment to conservation and a love for the outdoors The Garden Design Contest is the culmination of a year of project work for the First Bloom students in partnership with their local national parks where they have learned important lessons about stewardship and conservation The nationwide program includes 24 national parks in partnership with 24 youth groups across the country To view a gallery of the First Bloom garden designs and learn more about the First Bloom program please visit www first bloom 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 national parks We work hand in hand with the

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  • Motorcycle Auction to Benefit Flight 93 National Memorial | National Park Foundation
    project The candy apple red motorcycle is reminiscent of those Ness built years ago We wanted to build an old school bike that is long and narrow and sleek and low he said The finished bike reminds me of a piece of jewelry with all of its chrome and bright and shiny red paint It is certainly a collector s item and what we bikers call a trophy The Flight 93 Tribute Bike represents the reintroduction of the Ness built classic frames that made him one of the world s most prominent bike builders It contains images of the planned Flight 93 memorial as well as the names of the 40 passengers and crewmembers The Mecum Original Spring Classic in Indianapolis Indiana is the world s largest collector car auction and will showcase 2 000 vehicles Along with muscle cars and hot rods it will feature classic and vintage motorcycles We are so pleased to partner with Mecum to unveil Arlen s unique contribution at such a prominent venue said John B Pellegrino Sr P E chairman of the Manufacturer Business Association that sponsors Roar on the Shore This spectacular motorcycle is a critical component of our fundraising for the Flight 93 memorial The 2011 Roar on the Shore motorcycle rally the fastest growing FREE rally in the United States will take place July 14 15 and 16 in downtown Erie Pennsylvania All funds raised during the rally are designated for the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial The event will be followed by the Let s Roll Flight 93 Memorial Ride on September 10 and 11 that will converge in Shanksville for the memorial dedication on the 10 year anniversary of the terrorist attacks For more information about the Mecum Auto Auction visit www mecum com To learn

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  • NPF Annoucnes Matthew Boyer as Director of Major Gifts | National Park Foundation
    are honored to have Matthew join the Foundation said Neil Mulholland President and CEO of the National Park Foundation His 20 years of fundraising experience and wealth of knowledge will most certainly prove invaluable as we continue on our mission to raise money for grants and programs that strengthen the connection between all Americans and their national parks Boyer comes to the Foundation with 20 years of fundraising experience working for environmental and social justice organizations including the World Wildlife Fund National Parks Conservation Association NARAL Pro Choice America Human Rights Campaign and most recently PFLAG National where he served as the National Director of Development In his role at the Human Rights Campaign Boyer cultivated the West Coast major donor program and was directly accountable for raising more than 1 5 million in annual revenue by soliciting individual gifts At PFLAG National he was responsible for raising the majority of the organization s 3 6 million annual budget through individual and corporate giving In addition Boyer launched PFLAG s national events program 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 Contact Information Alanna Sobel PR 202 354 6480 Alanna Sobel Support Your Parks Help protect and preserve your more than 400 national parks Give 100 Give 50 Get the Free Owner s Guide Sign up for the latest park news and travel tips and get

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  • $1 Million Challenge Grant Announced | National Park Foundation
    93 are never forgotten Nearly 10 years after the events of September 11 memorials in New York and at the Pentagon are fully funded However the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville Pa has yet to receive the funds necessary to be complete To support the Flight 93 National Memorial s million dollar match visit www honorflight93 org milliondollarmatch or call the National Park Foundation at 202 354 6488 The Richard King Mellon Foundation will match every donation dollar for dollar up to 1 million In an effort to generate broader support on a national level only donations received from outside the southwestern Pennsylvania region will count toward the challenge 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 Flight 93 National Memorial is an ambitious 60 million initiative To date 45 million has been committed through public and private sources The National Park Foundation continues to spearhead the campaign working to raise 15 million in private funding for the Flight 93 National Memorial The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the memorial on September 10 2011 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

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  • The Story of 9/11 is Not Over Yet | National Park Foundation
    York and at the Pentagon are funded However the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville PA has yet to receive the funds necessary to be complete An additional 15million is needed to finish the project To support the Flight 93 National Memorial people are invited to visit www honorflight93 org or text MEMORIAL to 90999 from their mobile device to donate 10 immediately The Flight 93 National Memorial will be the nation s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Airlines 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 flight 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 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 Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is an ambitious 60 million initiative To date 45 million has been committed through public and private sources The National Park Foundation continues to spearhead the campaign working to raise the final 15 milion dollars to complete the Memorial The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the memorial on September 10 2011 The Flight 93 National Memorial will be the only national memorial dedicated to the events of 9 11 To view the memorial site live visit www honorflight93 org webcam 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 began more than a century ago when private citizens took action to first establish then protect and endow our national parks Today the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable

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