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This Flight 93 globe was crafted by Latrobe resident Ginny Barnett, a Red Cross volunteer for the Flight 93 National Memorial. The ornament is prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree.

The memory of the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 shines brightly in Washington this Christmas.

The Flight 93 National Memorial ornament is prominently displayed on this year’s official White House Christmas Tree, the centerpiece of elaborate decorations on the theme of “Holiday in the National Parks.”

“It’s wonderful it being on the White House Christmas tree and the National Park Service being recognized,” said Judy Baeckel, a Flight 93 ambassador and Shanksville postal worker.

The 18-foot Fraser fir in the Blue Room is adorned with ornaments representing the country’s 391 National Park sites.

The Flight 93 globe was crafted by Latrobe resident Ginny Barnett, a Red Cross volunteer for the Flight 93 National Memorial. She and her husband, James Barnett, were guests of First Lady Laura Bush on Thursday at the White House.

The ornament’s main feature is her interpretation of the memorial’s mission statement: REMEMBER September 11, 2001; HONOR those we lost; CHOOSE to make a difference; HOPE for tomorrow.”

The ornament is painted with boughs of hemlock, like those bordering the field at the Shanksville crash site.

A ribbon weaving through the branches reads: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

All 40 passengers and crew, along with four terrorists, were killed in the Sept. 11 crash of United Flight 93.

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