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Remembering September 11, 2001

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Flight 93 Memorial Plaque in the U.S. Capitol

For those of us in Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001, the site of the beautiful Capitol Dome set against bright blue skies on a cool September morning will forever conjure feelings and memories of that horrible day. However, thanks to the gallant act of a few brave souls we are blessed to forever enjoy this icon to American ingenuity and democracy – their names can be found in the United States Capitol Building among other American heroes including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln.  

We will never forget.


Plaque (pictured above) inscription:

In memory of the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, whose brave sacrifice on September 11, 2001, not only saved countless lives but may have saved the U.S. Capitol from destruction.

Christian Adams
Lorraine Bay*
Todd Beamer
Alan Beaven
Mark Bingham
Deora Bodley
Sandra Bradshaw*
Marion Britton
Thomas E. Burnett, Jr.
William Cashman
Georgine Rose Corrigan
Patricia Cushing
Jason Dahl*
Joseph Deluca
Patrick “Joe” Driscoll
Edward Porter Felt
Jane Folger
Colleen L. Fraser
Andrew Garcia
Jeremy Glick
Lauren Grandcolas
Wanda Green*
Donald F. Greene
Linda Gronlund
Richard Guadagno
Leroy Homer, Jr.*
Toshiya Kuge
Ceecee Lyles*
Hilda Marcin
Waleska Martinez
Nicole Carol Miller
Louis J. Nacke, II
Donald A. Peterson
Jean Peterson
Mark “Mickey” Rothenberg
Christine Snyder
John Talignani
Honor Elizabeth Wainio
Deborah A. Jacobs Welsh*
Kristin White-Gould

*Crew Member

 

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