The victims of Flight 93—which crashed in Pennsylvania before it was able to strike the District of Columbia—have received far less attention. The men and women aboard Flight 93 acted heroically, choosing to sacrifice their own lives to deny the fanatics who hijacked their plane the destruction of a second target in Washington, DC.
A national memorial to honor the heroes of Flight 93 is under construction at the crash site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Sadly, donations and grants needed to pay for the Flight 93 Memorial have not received nearly the attention of the American public as the efforts for the memorials at Ground Zero and at the Pentagon. There is still a pressing need for support.
In the spirit of charity and brotherly love, Federal Lodge No. 1 invites you to help honor the memory of those who were first to fight back against our attackers and complete all the planned features of the Flight 93 National Memorial – "A Common Field One Day… A Field of Honor Forever"
On October 7th, at 7:00 pm, we will host a tribute concert to the victims of Flight 93 in the amphitheatre of the George Washington National Masonic Memorial in Alexandria. The evening will feature musical performances inspired by the American Spirit by world-renowned soprano Ms. Alessandra Marc and the IBIS Chamber Music Society. A champagne reception with the artists will follow the performance. All proceeds from the event will be given to the National Parks Foundation to assist with the completion of the Flight 93 National Memorial.
As individual Brothers and as our Sister Lodges, we respectfully request that you would support this effort by attending the event and considering a sponsorship or donation from your Lodge.
Details on tickets, sponsorships, and the artists may be viewed at the event’s website, www.flight93concert.com.
We hope you will join us for what will surely be a thoughtful tribute and a beautiful evening in the aid of a worthy and noble cause.
Michael D Black, Worshipful Master
Brother Tyler J Coffey, Concert Chairmen