Conservation lands in Pa. dedicated to 9/11 Flight 93
New conservation lands, named State Game Lands 93, now encompass 665 acres near Shanksville, Pa., including portions of the Flight 93 National Memorial and will be managed for the benefit of wildlife and people by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
Richard J. Guadagno, a USF&W refuge manager and refuge wildlife enforcement officer, was on the flight, returning to his home in California, and played a role in preventing part of the attack on D.C. The Richard J. Guadagno Habitat Area was created within the 665 acres to honor Guadagno’s legacy. The Fish and Wildlife Service Honor Guard provided full honors for the events.
One of four commercial airliners hijacked on September 11, 2001, Flight 93 crashed, killing all aboard, but
the actions of passengers and crew thwarted part of the planned terrorist attack on the nation’s capital.
(– US Fish and Wildlife news release July 15.)
[Jo note: No it's not Missouri, but she found it an interesting approach to both memorials and conservation.]