Quiet Courage, the definitive account of Flight 93 and its aftermath

About the book...

"Dr. Kashurba, in Courage After the Crash, used first-person accounts to help us understand how a rural county in Western Pennsylvania responded to a disaster that, literally, fell out of the sky.

Now, in Quiet Courage, Dr. Kashurba brings the story up-to-date with accounts from Flight 93 families and citizens of Somerset County, Pennsylvania, committed to establishing a permanent memorial to the heroes of Flight 93. Overlying these first-hand accounts are the details of what occurred onboard UAL 93, the 9/11 plot and the ongoing investigations that are still front-page news.

As with Courage After the Crash, the author will donate his royalties to charity. The Flight 93 Memorial will receive Dr. Kashurba’s royalties from Quiet Courage.

This is an American story using American voices showing American values at their best."

-- G. Henry Cook, Fund-raiser for Flight 93 National Memorial,
Stage II Juror, Flight 93 National Memorial
CEO, Somerset Trust Company

PRESS RELEASE - July 25, 2006
Print Press Release

Author of 9/11 Book Gives $5,000 to Flight 93 National Memorial
As fifth anniversary approaches, author recognizes Flight 93 heroes,
pledges support for permanent Memorial

SOMERSET, PA – July 25, 2006 – The Families of Flight 93 today announced that $5,000 in royalties from Dr. Glenn Kashurba’s forthcoming book, Quiet Courage: The Definitive Account of Flight 93 and its Aftermath, will go toward the Flight 93 National Memorial project to help permanently honor the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, saving countless lives on the ground.

Kashurba, along with former Pennsylvania Gov. Mark Schweiker, will present the check to G. Henry Cook, CEO of Somerset Trust Company and a fundraiser for the Flight 93 Memorial. The presentation will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday at America’s County BBQ in Berlin, Pa.

Quiet Courage is Kashurba’s follow-up book to Courage After the Crash. The author is a nationally known child psychiatrist who accompanied the Flight 93 heroes’ families to the crash site in the days following September 11, 2001. Quiet Courage will be released nationally on the fifth anniversary of 9/11.

“Quiet Courage presents new insights into the post-9/11 events that have helped to shape the landscape of Somerset County,” said Gordon Felt, brother of Flight 93 passenger Edward Felt. “It is a thoughtful account of the passion and determination of a new collective family that was established between the families of Flight 93 and the local community in order to permanently memorialize the loss of 40 remarkable heroes.”

“Having been very close to the 9/11 response effort, reading Quiet Courage was an emotionally charged experience for me,” Gov. Schweiker said. “Quiet Courage is well-researched. Kashurba reveals many behind-the-scenes details of Flight 93, its aftermath, and the 9/11 plot.”

Cook, who also served as a Stage II juror to select the Memorial design, calls the book “an American story using American voices showing American values at their best.”

For information about the Flight 93 National Memorial and the selected design, or to learn how to contribute, please visit www.honorflight93.org.

About Families of Flight 93

The 15-member Board of Directors of Families of Flight 93 is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to assist and support the development and management of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

About the Flight 93 National Memorial

On September 24, 2002, Congress passed the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our Nation’s capital. The Memorial is near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001.

The Flight 93 National Memorial project made history as the first national park designed entirely through an open, public design competition. The year-long, international competition received more than 1,000 submissions created by professionals and members of the general public.

A diverse jury comprised of family members, community representatives and design professionals chose the winning design because it most completely exemplifies the mission of the memorial. The final design selection for the Flight 93 National Memorial, announced September 7, 2005, was created by Paul Murdoch Architects of Los Angeles. The design can be viewed online at www.flight93memorialproject.org.

When completed, the Flight 93 National Memorial will encompass 2,200 acres of land, of which almost 1,300 acres will be dedicated to the design features, and 900 acres will be protected through partnerships and scenic easements. The National Park Service is the steward of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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