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First National Bank Donates $25,000 To Help Build The Flight 93 National Memorial

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The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign announced today that First National Bank of Pennsylvania contributed $25,000 to support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial honoring all those lost on September 11, including the 40 heroes on board United Flight 93. Thanks to a two million dollar challenge grant from the Board of Directors of the National Park Foundation, the contribution was matched dollar for dollar and resulted in $50,000 for the memorial.

First National Bank led a fundraising campaign over Memorial Day weekend. Newspapers were delivered in specially designed bags that encouraged people to return the bags to one of the bank’s local offices. For every bag that was returned, First National Bank made a donation to the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. People from all over Pennsylvania participated, including residents of Altoona, Erie, Johnstown, Pittsburgh, Scranton, State College and Sunbury.

“We are grateful to First National Bank for helping us to ensure that those lost on September 11, including the 40 heroes of Flight 93, will never be forgotten,” said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation, the charitable partner of the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign. 

Vincent J. Delie, Jr., CEO of First National Bank and President of the Bank’s holding company, F.N.B. Corporation, voiced support for the project. “As a Pennsylvania-based bank, we wanted to engage the residents of our state and generate support for the Flight 93 National Memorial. It is a privilege to participate in an effort that will honor those Americans who lost their lives on September 11.”

Nearly 10 years after the events of September 11, memorials in New York and at the Pentagon are completed. However, the Flight 93 National Memorial has yet to receive the funds necessary to be completed. Approximately $10 million in private funding is needed to finish the project. When completed, the memorial located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania will be the only unit of the National Park system dedicated to the events of September 11.

To support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial and learn more about how the public can participate in the challenge grant and double their gift to the memorial, visit or call the National Park Foundation at (202) 354-6488.

The Flight 93 National Memorial will be the nation’s permanent memorial to the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93, and all of those lost on September 11, 2001. United Flight 93, originally destined for San Francisco, was hijacked by terrorists in the skies over Ohio. Once they received word of the attacks in New York and Washington, the passengers and crew took decisive action, choosing to fight their terrorist hijackers. Together they fought, and through their heroic actions, sacrificed their own lives, ultimately causing United Flight 93 to crash in a field outside of Shanksville, Pa., where no individuals on the ground were harmed. The most popular conclusion, including that of the 9/11 Commission, is that United Flight 93 was headed for the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. The actions of the 40 heroes on United Flight 93 saved countless lives and our nation’s capital.

The memorial site is currently under construction with plans to dedicate the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 10, 2011. Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to attend the dedication and President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to visit the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 11, 2011.

To view the memorial site live, visit

For more information on the story of United Flight 93 and the national memorial, please go to

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 outside Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew.  For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, please visit For information on how to support the building of the memorial, go to

The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. Founded by Congress, we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks, so they are protected for present and future generations. It is a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens took action to first establish, then protect and endow our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America’s national parks. To learn more visit

First National Bank of Pennsylvania, the largest subsidiary of F.N.B. Corporation (NYSE: FNB), has over 230 full-service locations in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and loan production offices in Florida.

F.N.B. Corporation, headquartered in Hermitage, PA, is a diversified financial services company with total assets of $9.9 billion. F.N.B. Corporation is a leading provider of commercial and retail banking, leasing, wealth management, insurance, merchant banking and consumer finance services in Pennsylvania and Ohio, where it owns and operates First National Bank of Pennsylvania, First National Trust Company, First National Investment Services Company, LLC, F.N.B. Investment Advisors, Inc., First National Insurance Agency, LLC, F.N.B. Capital Corporation, LLC, Regency Finance Company and F.N.B. Commercial Leasing. It also operates consumer finance offices in Kentucky and Tennessee.
The common stock of F.N.B. Corporation trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FNB” and is included in Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index with the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) Regional Banks Sub-Industry Index. Investor information is available on F.N.B. Corporation’s Web site at


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