The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial has created and launched a new website.
The Friends of Flight 93 is the official non-profit charitable partner of the Memorial, established in 2009 to work with the National Park Service at Flight 93 National Memorial.
The Friends group raises awareness of the Memorial, provides volunteers and resources to enhance the visitor experience and supports educational programming and stewardship initiatives at the park.
The new website, www.flight93friends.org is a responsive website that encourages individuals to visit the Memorial, learn the story of Flight 93, donate to support Flight 93 National Memorial and the work of the Friends and to get involved with special volunteer projects and events at the Memorial throughout the year.
Flight 93 National Memorial Superintendent, Jeff Reinbold, expressed his support for the new website:
“This new website is an exciting development that supplements the National Park Service’s offerings. The site will allow us to engage with visitors in new and exciting ways and provide a convenient way for them to support the Memorial and learn about volunteer opportunities. We are grateful to the Friends for pursuing this with such vigor.”
Board President, Lladel Lichty, described the new website as a huge advancement in the Friends’ partnership with the National Park Service:
“The Friends of Flight 93 are strengthening our bond as the charitable partner of Flight 93 National Memorial, by providing an easy way for the public to access Flight 93 information.”
Lichty continued, “While we have been very fortunate to receive many generous donations by mail, we are now joining the digital age with a very accessible, user-friendly site that supports online money transactions.”
Henry Scully, Executive Director for the Friends of Flight 93, thanks the partners that were a huge part in making this website a reality:
“The Friends are truly grateful to have some amazing partners and the financial support to create this user-friendly, dynamic website. We would like to thank our loyal members, the Families of Flight 93, the National Park Foundation, Verizon Wireless, the Somerset County Tourism Grant Program, and the Penguins Foundation for providing the financial support and guidance for this worthy project.”
Scully also shared that the website build is continuing now that the site has launched. “The support structure of our website is up and running and we encourage everyone to visit, join us and engage. There are a few additional website features that will be added by the spring, including an online store and reservation system.”
The website will also debut an online learning center for the virtual visitor in September 2015 in conjunction with the opening of the new Visitor Center on site at Flight 93 National Memorial.
The online learning center will host extended, in-depth content about Flight 93 and the events of September 11, 2001 as well as material from educational programming at the new Learning Center.
HyperDisk Marketing of Irvine, California developed the Friends of Flight 93 website.