The inaugural Flight 93 Heroes Award was given as part of the 20th anniversary remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
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Loved ones of people lost on United Airlines Flight 93 share how they struggled with grief, embraced it and discovered new depths of mourning over 20 years.
Retired State Police Col. Paul Evanko had a decades-long career with the law enforcement agency and served two terms as commissioner.
He was the person in charge of troopers’ response on Sept. 11, 2001. He vividly remembers the day United Flight 93 crashed near Shanksville, in Somerset County, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake the cockpit.
Evanko relived that tragic day when he sat down with WITF’s Tim Lambert for an interview as part of a new exhibit, “Witness to History,” at the State Museum of Pennsylvania.
On Sept. 11, 2001, Bay was winding down her 37-year career as a flight attendant when she boarded United Flight 93.
Flight 93: The Story, the Aftermath, and the Legacy of American Courage on 9/11 may be one of the most complete accounts of the hijacking of United Flight 93. That was the one plane taken over by terrorists that didn’t reach its final destination.
Some of those involved in treating the water contaminated by the site’s legacy of coal mining still remember the weight the work carried.
Richard Guadagno died when United Flight 93 crashed on 9/11. His memory is scattered through his sister Lori’s house in items that continue a conversation between the siblings 20 years later.
A history of coal mining and invasive species are presenting challenges to natural resources at the memorial.