In 2003, the Flight 93 National Memorial Act (P.L. 10-226) was passed by Congress and signed by President George W. Bush, creating the Flight 93 National Memorial. The following statements represent shared understandings about the purposes for creating Flight 93 National Memorial:
Honor the passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our Nation's Capital, Washington, D.C.
Allow the public to visit the site and express their feelings about the event, the passengers, and crew of Flight 93.
Preserve the open, rural landscape and the solemn and tranquil setting of the crash site of Flight 93.
Along the path of flight I am guided into the ridge.
Time slows as the sky is revealed above.
A sliver of light guides my ascent.
I gaze into the distance and remember.
designed in collaboration with Chad Kraus