September 11th http://wesa.fm en Flight 93 Memorial Unveils Junior Ranger Program http://wesa.fm/post/flight-93-memorial-unveils-junior-ranger-program <p>The story of what happened in the terrorist attacks of 9/11 is difficult to fathom for most adults. So how do you explain it to children?</p><p>That’s the question the new Flight 93 National Memorial Junior Rangers Program hopes to address, using two years of research into how children deal with traumatic events.</p><p>On Saturday, the program and a specially-designed children’s activity booklet for visitors ages six to twelve will be unveiled during “Junior Ranger Day.” The day will also feature a Children’s Discovery Table where kids can make their own tributes.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:29:25 +0000 Kaye Burnet 31624 at http://wesa.fm Local Universities to Mark Sept. 11th Anniversary http://wesa.fm/post/local-universities-mark-sept-11th-anniversary <p>A pair of local universities will mark the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the attacks of September 11<sup>th</sup> in very public but very different ways.&nbsp;</p><p>Chatham University will gather Wednesday afternoon on the quad for a moment of silence, a short speech from the Dean of Student Affairs office, remarks from a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project and a performance of the National Anthem by the Chatham University Choir.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 17:07:49 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 16278 at http://wesa.fm Flight 93 Memorial Campaign Raises $40M http://wesa.fm/post/flight-93-memorial-campaign-raises-40m <p>The Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. will honor the 40 crash victims of United Flight 93 on the 12<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.</p><p>Events begin 3 p.m. Tuesday as crews break ground on a visitor center. The 6,800 square-foot facility will try to tell the full story of Flight 93 and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11. The building is expected to be completed September 2015. The Flight 93 National Memorial Capital Campaign announced it raised $40 million dollars to complete the national memorial.</p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:47:18 +0000 Michael Lynch 16202 at http://wesa.fm Its Work Complete, Flight 93 Group Holding Final Meeting Sept. 10 http://wesa.fm/post/its-work-complete-flight-93-group-holding-final-meeting-sept-10 <p>Nearly 11 years after it was created, the Flight&nbsp;93 Advisory Commission is disbanding.&nbsp;</p><p>The commission formed to help develop a national memorial at the site of where a hijacked plane crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the 9/11 attacks.</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:38:23 +0000 Deanna Garcia 15760 at http://wesa.fm Its Work Complete, Flight 93 Group Holding Final Meeting Sept. 10