Our Mission

The 9:57 Project provides a mission-based education program that engages students and military veterans in a study of the legacy of September 11, 2001, leading students to embrace lives of character and service. The story of United Flight 93 is a starting point for those studies, highlighting the bravery of the passengers and crew, who at 9:57 a.m. chose to fight back. Students are confronted with a narrative history and memory which emphasizes individual action for good whether on the battlefield or in everyday life. The 9:57 Project will serve as a living memorial in action that inspires students to honor the memory of those who chose courage. Through discussions with veterans, active service members, and other eyewitnesses to history such as family members and first responders, students are challenged to carry on the ideals of active citizenship.