Flight 93 Heroes Award

The Friends of Flight 93 National Memorial is searching for extraordinary people across the country who embody the spirit and resilient courage of the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93, who displayed incredible heroism and bravery on 9/11 in the skies over Shanksville, Pa.

On September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew members aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. was thwarted.

Twenty years ago, the passengers and crew members took a vote - and decided to fight back to try and regain control of their airplane. Countless lives were spared thanks to their heroic actions, but all on board Flight 93 were lost.

Entries Are Now Open!

We are looking for people who, within the 2020 calendar year, performed acts of heroism in their communities. Like those on board Flight 93, they suddenly found themselves forced to make a decision to help others, placing their own life at risk.

We will choose nominees from each state and highlight the top stories nationally. A winner will be announced around the time of the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

The nominating deadline is July 4, 2021.

How to Nominate an Individual:

A judging panel that includes relatives of the passengers and crew members of Flight 93 will review submissions and make decisions on whom to honor based on set criteria that includes the following:

  • An act of extraordinary heroism
  • Courage at the risk of one's own personal safety
  • A person putting the physical wellbeing of someone else above themselves

Nominee Information

Please enter a number from 18 to 99.

Nominator Information

Please enter a number from 18 to 99.


More detail may be added in the following question.
Please note if this person is being nominated posthumously.
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