Orlando, Fla., July 12, 2010 – This month, select Hard Rock Cafe locations around the country will “Crank It Up” to raise funds for the Flight 93 National Memorial honoring the heroes of United Flight 93 and 9/11. Now through August 1st guests of Hard Rock Cafes in Boston, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Washington D.C. will be encouraged to round up their bill to the nearest dollar amount or add a donation to their bill to benefit the building of the National Memorial under construction at the site of the United Flight 93 crash of September 11, 2001 in Shanksville, PA.
The Flight 93 National Memorial, which is scheduled to dedicate phase one of the project on September 11, 2011, is the only dedicated national parkland that will tell the story of the events of 9/11. The building of the memorial is a public-private partnership that will encompass 2,200 acres of rehabilitated coal mining landscape and will serve as the final resting place of the 40 Fallen Heroes of Flight 93. Please visit www.honorflight93.org for more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial.
About The Flight 93 National Memorial
The Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign is working to preserve the courageous story of the passengers and crewmembers of Flight 93; and protect the place near Shanksville, PA, where their hijacked plane crashed on September 11, 2001. It is believed that without the decisive action of the passengers and crew, the terrorists would have used the plane to attack a site in Washington, DC. The National Park Foundation is leading a national capital campaign to build the memorial, renew the historic landscape, and promote educational learning about the events of 9/11. For more information about the Flight 93 National memorial, visit www.honorflight93.org.
About Hard Rock International
With a total of 165 venues in 52 countries, including 132 cafes and 14 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com.