January 29, 2002

'End of serenity' is copyrighted

Registration Number: VA-1-128-462

Title: End of serenity.

Description: Photo.

Claimant: acValencia M. McClatchey

Created: 2001

Published: 1Oct01

Registered: 29Jan02


January 01, 2002

"Photo Benefits Crash Victims" - Penn Lines

Penn Lines - End Of The Line For Trapping?

January 2002 Vol 37 No. 1

Photo Benefits Crash Victims

Electric cooperative consumer Val McClatchey of Indian Lake, Somerset County, is selling 8 x 10 prints of her gripping photograph "End to Serenity" (October 2001 issue of Penn Lines, page 14). The shot — first published in Penn Lines — was taken moments after hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed near her home on September 11. The plane went down after passengers thwarted plans by Muslim terrorists to slam the aircraft into the U.S. Capitol or White House.

Cost for a print is $20, with $18 donated to the Todd Beamer Foundation. The remaining $2 covers shipping and handling. The Todd Beamer Foundation — named for one of the heroic passengers aboard Flight 93 — benefits families of those who perished in the tragedy.

To order, please send a check or money order to: Val McClatchey, 107 Osage Path, Stoystown, PA 15563.

http://www.prea.com/pennlines/PennLines%202002.htm [January - PDF]

Notice that in this article, it tells people to make their check or money order directly out to Val and not to The Todd Beamer Foundation as the Shanksville memorial website that advertises Val’s photo says to do. Also, how many people who have gone to the memorial website wanting to buy of copy of her photo have goofed and wrote their check/money order out to Val and not to the Todd Beamer Foundation as it says to?

Remember that Val said she uses the “honor system” in forwarding the foundation profits from selling her photo and has admitted to keeping some of the profits to fight her lawsuit battle with the AP.

Penn Lines - Can Chestnuts Make A Comeback?

October 2001 Vol 36 No. 10

Utility Unity on Display

http://www.prea.com/pennlines/PennLines%202001.htm [October - PDF]

"Terrorism Hits" - Pennsylvania Township News

Terrorism Hits

Somerset County Township Recalls Fateful Day of Flight 93

The story behind the photo...

Val McClatchey of Stoystown, Somerset County, just happened to be in the right place at the right time and snapped the photo at the top of this page, which she has titled “End of Serenity.” The photo, which has appeared in Newsweek and other publications, shows the ominous cloud of smoke that arose from the crash of United Airlines Flight 93, in which 38 people perished on September 11. McClatchey is selling the photos for $20 each, with the proceeds going to the Todd M. Beamer Foundation, which benefits the children of the crash victims. Beamer is among the passengers who attempted to overcome the plane’s hijackers. To order the photo, send a check or money order, made payable to the Todd M. Beamer Foundation, in care of Val McClatchey, 107 Osage Path, Stoystown, PA 15563.

Pennsylvania Township News—January 2002

http://www.psats.org/sept11 stonycreek jan02.pdf