Honor Elizabeth Wainio

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Flight 93 National Memorial
Flight 93 National Memorial On September 11, 2001, shortly after terrorists flew airplanes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the 40 passengers and crew members on United Airlines Flight 93 fought a battle in the sky over Pennsylvania. These forty heroes won their struggle against terrorists and thwarted a planned attack on our nation’s capital, saving countless numbers of lives, while sacrificing their own in a field just east of Pittsburgh, in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

As grateful citizens, we are inspired by the heroism, courage, and sacrifice of the passengers and crew of Flight 93. That is why we are working to establish a fitting permanent memorial to honor the spontaneous acts of courage and leadership that took place on Flight 93, and to commemorate the story for future generations.

This campaign seeks to raise a minimum of $30 million from philanthropic individuals, corporations and foundations which, when combined with public funds, will enable the construction and operation of the Flight 93 National Memorial. The opening is scheduled for 2011, the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.
Elizabeth Wainio Memorial Communications Scholarship
Elizabeth Wainio Memorial Communications Scholarship Endowment Fund created by friends and colleagues at Discovery Communications, Inc. Elizabeth Wainio Memorial Communications Scholarship Endowment Fund created by friends and colleagues at Discovery Communications, Inc.

This scholarship was established to commemorate and honor Elizabeth Wainio, who died at the age of 27, aboard United Flight 93 in Somerset County, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. Ms. Wainio was a 1995 Mass Communication graduate from Towson University. Candidates receive this award based upon GPA and their essays concerning the "The Responsibility of the Media in Today’s World."