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ENformer- October/November 2021

Fiscal Year 2021 Recap

We recently wrapped up Eastern National’s fiscal year, the second year of operations during a global pandemic. Typically, we compare our revenue results to prior year or the annual budget. This year, we benchmarked results against both FY 2020 and FY 2019 to measure the financial recovery on our Return to the Summit. We completed this year with $31 million in earned revenue. Each month, store sales steadily increased. Overall, the year ended +95% sales increase over 2020, but down -27% to 2019 sales. Read more…


Flight 93 Commemorates 20th Remembrance Ceremony

Two decades after September 11, Flight 93 National Memorial observed the 20th anniversary and honored the 40 passengers and crew members from the flight. The 90-minute observance included reading the names of those aboard Flight 93 and ringing the Bells of Remembrance. President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden, and Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland all visited the site, and Secretary Haaland stamped her Passport with a special Flight 93 20th Anniversary cancellation. Read more…


Passport Program Helps Celebrate Ranger Betty’s 100th Birthday

Earlier this fall, Eastern National’s Passport To Your National Parks® helped celebrate Ranger Betty Reid Soskin’s 100th birthday. In recognition of the big 1-0-0, Eastern National’s Passport team worked with the National Park Service to create a special edition fixed-date September 22 Passport stamper. Read more…

 


Eastern National’s Jamestown Glassblowers Keep History Alive

For decades, visitors to Colonial National Historical Park have enjoyed living history demonstrations by Eastern National’s skilled glassblowers. Master artisans and their apprentices use Colonial-era tools and methods to produce replica pieces that can be purchased by spectators as a unique way to bring the park experience home with them. Learn more about the Jamestown glassblowers and how Eastern National’s four-year program helps sustain this important interpretive experience in a recent profile from the The Virginia Gazette.

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