Flight 93 Distance Learning

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15th Anniversary of September 11, 2001 Distance Learning Programs and Live Broadcast

As part of the 15th Anniversary Observance of September 11, 2001, Flight 93 National Memorial, in partnership with Internet2 and the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), invited students, teachers, and the public to join our inaugural live streaming broadcast, Action to Honor. This program included a variety of segments, presented by park rangers, family members, and volunteers, and explore the story of the passengers and crew on board Flight 93. Program segments aired continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. A full list of programs can be viewed below.

Sept. 9, 2016 Archived Video of Live Stream Program
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Click here for the images used during the Distance Learning presentations.

Sept. 9, 2016 Program Schedule

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome to Flight 93
Patrick White, family member and President, Friends of Flight 93 welcomes viewers to the memorial. Learn more about the families’ involvement in the development of the national memorial and what they see as the future for this site.

9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
Action to Honor

Explore the story of the passengers and crew on board Flight 93.

10:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Managing a Park and the Future of Distance Learning Programs
Steve Clark, Superintendent of the National Parks of Western Pennsylvania.

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Creating a Living Memorial Landscape
Join Ranger Katie Cordek and Ranger Carrie Horton and learn about how intangible objects help visitors explore the memorial design and meaning.

11:00 a.m.-11:20 a.m.
Tour the Visitor Center
Ranger John Bernstiel takes viewers on a virtual tour inside the Flight 93 Visitor Center.

11:20 a.m.-11:50 p.m.
Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder Discussion
Ranger Robert Franz.

11:50 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Remembering My Brother: Louis J. Nacke II
Ken Nacke, Family member.

12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Flight 93’s First Responders
Terry Shaffer, Chief (Retired), Shanksville Volunteer Fire Department, discusses what it was like to be first on the scene on September 11, 2001.

12:30 p.m-1:00 p.m.
A Look at Their Lives
Ranger John Bernstiel will highlight some of the passengers and crew members’ lives.

1:00 p.m.-1:50 p.m.
Action to Honor
Explore the story of the passengers and crew on board Flight 93.

1:50 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
The Friends of Flight 93
Henry Scully and Brooke Neel, members of the Friends Group talk about the support the Friends have given to the memorial and educational programs.

2:00 p.m.-2:10 p.m.
The 15th Annual September 11 Observance
Keith Newlin, Deputy Superintendent, National Parks of Western Pennsylvania talks about the events and ceremonies on the 15th Anniversary Observance weekend.

2:10 p.m.-2:20 p.m. 
End of Serenity
Val McClatchey, a local resident and volunteer, discusses the first known image of the crash, a photo she took which captures a plume of smoke over a the site.

2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.
Volunteering at Flight 93
Dawna Bates and Sue Strohm, Flight 93 Ambassadors discuss their experiences as ambassadors of the site.

2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
On the Flight Path
Education Program Specialist Gregory Zaborowski and Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services MaryJane Hartman share a final overview and perspective of the events that occurred on September 11, 2001. Superintendent Steve Clark concluded the program.

Viewers were able to submit questions and comments on social media, using #ActionToHonor.

Learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial.