By Rob Stott Associations Now
Flight 93 National Memorial (National Park Service photo)
Hundreds of hours of interviews need to be transcribed for the National Park Service’s Flight 93 Oral History Project, and the Pennsylvania Court Reporters Association is stepping up to help get the job done.
Forgive the members of the Pennsylvania Court Report[er]s Association if they’re holding their heads a little higher these days. These professional typists are gearing up to serve their country and local community in a way that only they can.
“We capture history to preserve it for the future, and this is exactly what Flight 93 needs. They need … future generations to understand what really happened to us on that day.”PCRA recently joined forces with the National Park Service (NPS) Flight 93 National Memorial in an effort to paint the full picture of what happened in the skies over Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on the morning of September 11, 2001.
The USS Somerset’s hangar door bears the motto “Let’s roll,” words uttered by Flight 93 passenger Todd Beamer. Matt Rourke
PHILADELPHIA — A Navy ship named for the 9/11 attack site in Somerset County has arrived in Philadelphia for its commissioning ceremony.
The USS Somerset moved up the Delaware River on Friday. It’s christened for the county where a hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed after passengers [and crew] stormed the cockpit.
By Michael D. Kane The Banner
Proposed site for a memorial in honor of John “Jay” Corcoran, the former Boylston resident and Tahanto graduate who was killed on September 11, 2001. (Banner photo/ Michael Kane)
BOYLSTON — Could the space in the town center be dedicated to the memory of John “Jay” Corcoran in 2014? That’s what the Board of Selectmen has asked.
Commonly known as the Center Courts, the School Street park, across from the Old Burial Ground, is home to basketball and tennis courts. Selectmen are moving forward with a plan to seek townspeople’s approval to dedicate the park to Corcoran, a former Boylston native and Tahanto graduate who was among the first American citizens to die on September 11, 2001, when a terrorist flew a passenger plane on which he was traveling into the World Trade Center in New York City.
Corcoran was, by many accounts, a popular student athlete. Soon after the new Tahanto building had been approved by the state, friends sought to have the gymnasium in the new school named in his honor. The School Committee rejected the idea, and later affirmed that decision, offering instead to create a memorial wall to all deceased Tahanto students.