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By Michael Baadke

Sept. 11 postmark honors Flight 93, national memorial

September 11, 2015 10:15 AM

  • The Sept. 11 postmark from Shanksville, Pa., shows part of the memorial for Flight 93, which crashed near the town during the 2001 attacks.

A postmark from Shanksville, Pa., dated Sept. 11, shows a representation of the memorial there for Flight 93, the United Airlines jet that crashed nearby during the 2001 terrorist attacks.

Realizing that their hijacked jet was part of a coordinated attack on the United States, the passengers of the flight fought to regain control from the hijackers, who then crashed the plane into an empty field, killing all aboard, including 40 passengers and crew.

The attackers’ intended target was believed to be the U.S. Capitol.

The crash site is now the Flight 93 National Memorial, part of the National Park Service. The visitor center complex opened Sept. 10.

To obtain the memorial cancellation, send your request to:

FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Shanksville, PA 15560-9998, Sept. 11.

The following cancels are also available:

PEARL HARBOR Station, Postmaster/Marketing Office, 3600 Aolele St., #106, Honolulu, HI 96820-9998, Sept. 2. (USS Missouri BB-63 insignia includes propeller, trident, “70th Anniversary Japanese surrender aboard USS MISSOURI.”)

WESTERN CENTENNIAL Station, Postmaster, Box 9997, Grand Lake, CO 80447-9998, Sept. 3. (Hiker, Centennial insignia with bighorn sheep, flowers, “Rocky Mountain National Park, 100th Year Anniversary, “ “Western Gateway.”)

EASTERN CENTENNIAL Station, Postmaster, Box 9997, Estes Park, CO 80517-9998, Sept. 4. (Hiker, Centennial insignia with bighorn sheep, flowers, “Rocky Mountain National Park, 100th Year Anniversary, “ “Western Gateway.”)

BICENTENNIAL Station, Postmaster, 300 W. Main, Greenville, IL 62246-9998, Sept. 5. (“Greenville Illinois Bicentennial,” stars, large “200,” “1815-2015.”)

ROCK 150 Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Rock, MI 49880-9998, Sept. 5. (Outline map of Michigan’s upper peninsula with location of Rock, Mich., indicated, “1865-2015.”)

QUASQUICENTENNIAL Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Wausa, NE 68786-9998, Sept. 5. (Dala horse, “Nebraska Swedish Capital — Celebrating 125 Years,” banner with “1890” and “2015.”)

STUMP FENCE CAPITAL Station, Box 9998, Trufant, MI 49347-9998, Sept. 5. (Segment of stump fence, “37th annual Trufant Jubilee Labor Day Weekend.”)

RECOGNITION DAY Station, Postmaster, 39 Court St., Houlton, ME 04730-9998, Sept. 5. (“Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians,” crafted objects.)

DEFENDERS DAY EVENT Station, Postmaster, 9200 Howard Ave., Fort Howard, MD 21052-9998, Sept. 6. (Informational sign.)

SANDWICH FAIR Station, Postmaster, 22 N. Eddy St., Sandwich, IL 60548-9998, Sept. 9-13. (Storefront, “DeKalb County, IL.”)

USS TUCSON SSN-770 20TH ANNIVERSARY Station, Postmaster, Box 719, Norfolk, VA 23501-9998, Sept. 9. (Submarine.)

WEST SALEM Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, West Salem, WI 54669-9998, Sept. 11. (“Garland Days,” “Garland Goes East Off to New York,” signpost.)

GALLOPING GERTIE SEAPEX Station, Postmaster, 301 Union St., Seattle, WA 98101-9998, Sept. 11. (Section of bridge.)

STURDY GERTIE SEAPEX Station, Postmaster, 301 Union St., Seattle, WA 98101-9998, Sept. 12. (Section of bridge.)

BAILEY, NC Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Bailey, NC 27807-9998, Sept. 12 (“Music Icons,” Elvis Presley signature.)

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Bradford Woods, PA 15015-9998, Sept. 12. (Tablet reading “Borough of Bradford Woods, Named for Thos. Bradford,” “100 Years” with trees inside zeroes.)

VAN TASSELL WY TO LUSK WY Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Lusk, WY 82225-9998, Sept. 12. (Two Pony Express riders, “Pony Express.”)

LOTTSVILLE BICENTENNIAL Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Columbus, PA 16405-9998, Sept. 12. (Text only, within oval.)

BATTLE OF PLATTSBURGH Station, Postmaster, 10 Miller St., Plattsburgh, NY 12901-9998, Sept. 12. (Silhouette of War of 1812 soldier with rifle.)

SEPTEMBERFEST Station, Postmaster, 220 S. Broadway, Pennsville, NJ 08070-9998, Sept. 12. (Fish.)

DEFENDERS DAY Station, Postmaster, 900 E. Fayette St., Room 502, Baltimore, MD 21233-9998, Sept. 12. (Informational sign.)

PONY EXPRESS RUN Station, Postmaster, 8988 N. Main St., Canaan, IN 47224-9998, Sept. 12. (“49th Annual,” “Cannan,” “Madison,” rider on horse.)

TACOMA NARROWS Seapex Station, Postmaster, 301 Union St., Seattle, WA 98101-9998, Sept. 13. (Section of bridge.)

PURIPEX Station, San Juan Distribution Office, 585 Ave. FD Roosevelt, Suite 110, San Juan, PR 00936-9681, Sept. 14. (Superhero with cape in flight.)

CUTCHOGUE NEW SUFFOLK FREE LIBRARY Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, Cutchogue, NY 11935-9998, Sept. 16. (Arched window, open book, “Celebrating 100 years.”)

CUTCHOGUE NEW SUFFOLK FREE LIBRARY Station, Postmaster, Box 9998, New Suffolk, NY 11956-9998, Sept. 16. (Arched window, open book, “Celebrating 100 years.”)

The following postmarks received a 30-day extension:

ANNIVERSARY Station, Postmaster, 250 Saint Joseph St., Mobile, AL 36601-9998, Aug. 4. (Crossed anchors, American flag, “US Coast Guard,” “225 years,” “1790-2015,” “A Coast Guard City.”)

ANNIVERSARY Station, Postmaster, 310 SW 2nd St., Newport, OR 97365-9998, Aug. 4. (Crossed anchors, American flag, “US Coast Guard,” “225 years,” “1790-2015,” “A Coast Guard City.”)

225th ANNIVERSARY Station, Postmaster, 1998 State Highway 308 NE, Keyport, WA 98345-9998, Aug. 4. (Crossed anchors, Coast Guard ensign, “US Coast Guard,” “225 years,” “1790-2015,” “A Coast Guard City.”)

ANNIVERSARY Station, Postmaster, 750 Commercial St., Astoria, OR 97103-9998, Aug. 4. (Crossed anchors, American flag, “US Coast Guard,” “225 years,” “1790-2015,” “A Coast Guard City.”)

PENSACOLA, FL NAS Station, Postmaster, 1400 W. Jordon St., Pensacola, FL 32501-9998, Aug. 18. (“United States Coast Guard,” wavy lines.)

WHEELS OF TIME SRA Station, Postmaster, 51 W. End Trail, Macungie, PA 18062-9998, Aug. 28-30. (Older car, “37th Annual Rod & Custom Jamboree,” “Macungie Memorial Park.”)

ROLLAG Station, Postmaster, 50 1st Ave., Davenport, ND 58021-9998, Sept. 4-7. (Blacksmith with fire, anvil, tools, horseshoe.)

KILLBUCK POST OFFICE EARLY AMERICAN DAYS Station, Postmaster, 182 W. Front St., Killbuck, OH 44637-9998, Sept. 5. (Storefront.)

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