Paying homage to the Flight 93 heroes in Shanksville, Pennsylvania
Years have passed since the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. It is the sincere wish of the people worldwide that through our continuous joint efforts, terrorism will be wiped out and that mankind can live in harmony.
In March 2007, Thin & High members represented the people of China, ¼ of the world’s population, in paying homage to the heroes of Flight 93 at the Memorial. We offered a tribute written in Chinese and a set of insignia as tokens of our sympathy and respect. The insignia were added to the temporary memorial wall as shown in the picture above.
In November 2011, Thin & High’s founder, Bernard Yang, spoke to students of Huaibei University in China’s Anhui province on the circumstances involving the crash of Flight 93. The students’ condolences have become part of the Tribute Collection of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Click here to view the photos.
In March 2016, Chinese elementary school teacher Chen Rong visited the Flight 93 National Memorial. Upon her return to China, Rong narrated the stories of the flight, its valiant passengers and the horrors of terrorism to her fifth graders at Tongxin Elementary School in Guangxi. Rong has been recounting stories about the flight on the anniversary of the 911 tragedy, and she has incorporated the stories as part of her class curriculum. Click here to view the signatures of Rong’s students who expressed deep condolences to the victims’ families and abhorrence of the senseless act of terror. It is hoped that through such early inculcation, Chinese children can be imbued with a sense of justice, the concept of right and wrong, and the idea that they too, can play a part in ensuring world peace and harmony.