Department Of Interior
|Office of the Secretary
Contacto: Isabel Benemelis
|Sept. 11, 2003
Shanksville, Pa.-- In a moving ceremony opposite the site where Flight 93 crashed during terrorists hijacking on Sept. 11, 2001, Secretary of the Interior Gale A. Norton administered the oath of office to 15 members of a new advisory commission. The Flight 93 National Memorial Federal Advisory Commission is responsible for making design recommendations for a permanent memorial to recognize and honor the inspiring courage and patriotism of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.
"As I look around this
field, there is little that we can do or say or build that can be equal
to the courage and sacrifice of the heroes who died on Flight 93, two
years ago today," Norton said.
"The crash site of Flight
93 is a story of selfless courage and patriotism that inspires the true
meaning of love of country and the freedom we enjoy," Norton said.
"This very important commission will work to help us interpret
the story of the heroic deeds of the passengers and crew members of
this poignant and tragic event in our nation's history."
Lawrence R. Catuzzi- Father of Flight 93 Passenger, Lauren Catuzzi-Grandcolas; Retired Investment Banker, Financial Security Assurance Corporation; Member, Board of Directors of the Houston-Harris County Sports Authority and Co-chairman of the Flight 93 Memorial Task Force; Houston, Texas
John T. Felt- Uncle
of Flight 93 Passenger, Edward Felt; Retired Director of Planning for
the Town of Cortlandt, N.Y.; formerly Chief Planner for the Department
of Housing and Community Development, City of Baltimore, Md.; Member,
American Institute of Certified Planners; Kinderhook, N.Y.
Donna Glessner- Community Member; Flight 93 Ambassadors Coordinator; and Chair of the Temporary Memorial Management Committee, Flight 93 Memorial Task Force; Friedens, Pa.
Gerald Guadagno- Father of Flight 93 Passenger Richard Guadagno; Retired Personnel Director, Mercer County, N.J.; Veteran of World War II; Ewing, N.J.
Dr. Edward Linenthal- The Edward M. Penson Professor of Religion and American Culture and Chancellor's Public Scholar, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; and author of The Unfinished Bombing: Oklahoma City in American Memory; Oshkosh, Wis.
Kenneth Nacke- Brother of Flight 93 Passenger, Louis Joseph Nacke, II; Chair of the Family Memorial Committee, Flight 93 Memorial Task Force; Police Officer of the Baltimore County Police Department, Baltimore, Md.
John J. Reynolds- Retired National Park Service Executive; currently Senior Fellow of The National Park Foundation; Member, Board of Directors, Student Conservation Association; and active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects; Castro Valley, Calif.
Gary A. Singel- Superintendent, Shanksville-Stonycreek School District; Chair of the Finance Committee, Flight 93 National Memorial; Shanksville, Pa.
Jerry L. Spangler- District Attorney of Somerset County, Pa.; Co-chair of the Memorial Ideas Planning Committee, Flight 93 Memorial Task Force; active in local historical societies; native of Stonycreek Township, Somerset County, Pa.; Somerset, Pa.
Daniel J. Sullivan- President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Ground; Moon Township, Pa.
Pamela A. Tokar-Ickes- Commissioner, The County of Somerset, Somerset County Board of Commissioners; Somerset, Pa.; Friedens, Pa.
Gregory A. Walker- Vice-Chairman, Stonycreek Township Supervisors; Secretary, Somerset County Municipal Co-op; and Member, Flight 93 Memorial Task Force; Friedens, Pa.
Michael Watson- Vice President, Director and Trustee of the Richard King Mellon Foundation and Director of the R. K. Mellon Family Foundation; Ligonier, Pa.
Calvin Edward Wilson-
Family member of Flight 93 First Officer Leroy Homer; and Senior Engineer
of Turner Construction Company, New York, N.Y.; Herndon,Va.
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