CLINTON, N.Y. – A new Sept. 11 memorial bench will be placed at Clinton High School in memory of a graduate who died on Flight 93 after it was hijacked by terrorists on that fateful day in 2001.
Edward Felt was working as a computer engineer in New Jersey heading on a business trip when Flight 93 was hijacked. Passengers on the flight took action to try and regain control of the plane before it crashed into an empty farm field in Shanksville, Penn. All 44 people on board were killed in the crash.
Edward’s brother Gordon Felt spoke at Clinton High School on Monday about his work to commemorate the heroic actions of the Flight 93 passengers.
“Over the past 18 years I've worked with an extensive partnership, federal, state, corporate and private individuals from around the world to establish the Flight 93 National Memorial located in Shanksville, Penn. Our goal was to preserve the site where Flight 93 was brought down document the events that took place on board as our 40 heroes for the first battle in this current war against terrorism,” said Gordon.
The bench will be installed next year and a dedication is planned for Sept. 11, 2020. An annual memorial scholarship fund will also be set up in Edward's name.
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