As many remember lost loved ones and heroic acts by first responders and citizens on 9/11, Old Parkland in Uptown Dallas has erected a commissioned bronze statue in honor of the heroes on United Airlines Flight 93. Called “Non Sibi,” the monument “will forever be a reminder” of the crew and passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 who fought back against the terrorists that hijacked their plane.
Non Sibi—Latin for “not for self”—is a name that stays true to the altruism theme at Old Parklands’ new Freedom Place building. The monument features four (larger-than-life) statues that represent Todd Beamer, Jeremy Glick, Mark Bingham, and Tom Burnett who stormed the cockpit of United Airlines Flight 93 on that fateful day. A fifth statue, along with a plaque that lists the names of all the passengers, commemorates those aboard the flight, Old Parkland said via email.
It’s installed at the campus’ new Freedom Place building, along with a statue of Harriet Tubman, who saved many lives of enslaved people via the Underground Railroad.
The Non Sibi monument was created by artist Chas Fagan who has sculpted other statues for Old Parkland, including “Freedom’s Charge,” a 14-foot-tall original bronze sculpture that depicts two life-size figures of American Revolutionary soldiers. The artist also is known for his statues of President George H. W. Bush and President George W. Bush which stand tall at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, according to a news release.
The Old Parkland campus sits behind massive gates at Maple Avenue and Oak Lawn in Dallas. The 424,000 square feet master-planned development is comprised of Jeffersonian-style office buildings built around the landmark 102-year-old Parkland Hospital that was preserved and renovated in 2008 as Crow Holdings’ corporate headquarters.
Photos are courtesy of Old Parkland.
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