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WITF earns national honor for Flight 93 essay

The PMJA awards honor the best work in public media journalism from across the country

By Staff

Award honors Flight 93 heroes through the bravery of others

The inaugural Flight 93 Heroes Award was given as part of the 20th anniversary remembrances of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

By Anthony Orozco

Hallowed ground: How the stories of Gettysburg and Flight 93 intertwine in the nation’s history

"I think Flight 93 and Gettysburg are in that small group of events that have occurred over the history of this country that have no equals."
By Tim Lambert/WITF

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How mourning has been different for each of these 9/11 families

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.

By Tim Lambert/WITF and Scott Detrow

‘Where is it?’ Retired State Police head reflects on response to 9/11 attacks, Flight 93 crash

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.

By Sam Dunklau and Joe Ulrich/WITF

How Flight 93 flight attendant Lorraine Bay’s family is working to keep her memory alive

On Sept. 11, 2001, Bay was winding down her 37-year career as a flight attendant when she boarded United Flight 93.

By Julia Agos/WITF and Tim Lambert/WITF

Author of one of the most comprehensive books on Flight 93 appears on Smart Talk

 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.

By Scott LaMar/WITF

Flight 93 crashed among coal mines. Treating the water there was no ordinary project

Some of those involved in treating the water contaminated by the site’s legacy of coal mining still remember the weight the work carried.

By Madison Goldberg/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Updated: 2021-09-07 10:52:05

Her brother died on Flight 93. She still sees him surfacing in small ways

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.

By Scott Detrow and Tim Lambert/WITF