On the tragic day of September 11, 2001, four commercial airplanes were hijacked by terrorists and three of the planes were used as a means of mass destruction against the people of the United States. The fourth plane, Flight 93, had been delayed at the airport. After the plane took off, the passengers and crew were informed of the intentions of the terrorists on the plane.
The passengers on Flight 93 fought back against the terrorist hijackers and stopped the plane from going into the White House or the Capitol Building. They crashed the plane into a vacant field in Pennsylvania, sacrificing their lives to save hundreds of others.
The original destination of Flight 93 was the San Francisco Airport. Many of the passengers lived, worked or grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
A memorial for the heroic actions and great sacrifice these brave people made is being built in Union City, which is in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area.
“This memorial is being built to give people a chance to come and visit the memorial. To remember, reflect and honor the heroes of Flight 93 that died for their country and their fellow men,” said Michael L. Emerson of Hayward, California, who is the originator and project manager of the memorial.
According to the Flight 93 memorial Web site, the memorial “proposes a space with feelings of remembrance for loved ones lost and thoughts of a positive hope for the future.”
“Almost everything has been donated toward building the memorial,” said Emerson. “Donations include the park location, granite remembrance stones, concrete, benches, landscaping and most of the labor to build it. We are using the donated wristbands to collect donations for the performance bond so we can begin construction of the memorial.”
Reminderband donated 500 patriotic red, white and blue wristbands that say “NEVER FORGET 9/11 – FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL” in an effort to raise awareness to never forget those heroes who died for their country.
The wristbands also will symbolize everyday American heroes, across the nation and across the world.
“Your company really came through for us and is helping us raise awareness for these heroes. I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and kindness,” Emerson said.
The wristbands will be sold at the benefit concert taking place on August 26, 2005, in San Jose, California, and all proceeds will go toward the memorial.
To donate, get involved and learn more about the Flight 93 memorial, please visit their Web site: www.Flight93MemorialSFB.com