Author Spotlight: Bill Thompson’s From Memory to Memorial

On September 11, 2001, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, became a center of national attention when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a former strip mine in sleepy978-0-271-07699-7lg Somerset County, killing all forty passengers and crew aboard. This is the story of the memorialization that followed, from immediate, unofficial personal memorials to the ten-year effort to plan and build a permanent national monument to honor those who died. It is also the story of the unlikely community that developed through those efforts.

Bill Thompson, author of From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America, and Flight 93 joined us today to tell us about his book and the inspiration behind it.

 

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