Today, we pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the heroes who were lost on September 11, 2001. On that bright sunny day, in New York, at the Pentagon and in the skies above Pennsylvania - heroic Americans confronted the darkness with bravery and fortitude. Countless patriots acted selflessly on behalf of our nation. Let us today recommit ourselves to honoring their sacrifice. May God bless them, God bless their families and God bless America.
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Today’s announcement that funding for the Flight 93 Memorial is complete is a testament to the incredible work and dedication of the families. I was proud to work with the families and our bipartisan delegation to secure a federal commitment for the Memorial. This memorial cannot fully encompass the extraordinary sacrifice that these families have made, but I’m confident that its completion will show one small measure of our gratitude towards them and the heroes of Flight 93.
Yesterday, I met with members of the Families of Flight 93, Gordon Felt and Patrick White, to discuss the ongoing development of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Since joining the Senate, I helped to secure over $15.1 million for this project and will continue to advocate for funding until it is complete. The Flight 93 Memorial honors the men and women who courageously sacrificed their lives to save others. It is my hope that the Memorial will serve as a place of remembrance, healing and reflection.
On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, I was honored to participate in the dedication of the Memorial. The Families of Flight 93 have been tireless in their efforts to complete the Memorial. I stand with them in this effort and am humbled by their perseverance and perspective.
To learn more about the Memorial and the Families of Flight 93, please visit the U.S. National Park Service’s website at http://www.nps.gov/index.htm