The Families of Flight 93 group has named Patrick White as its new president.

The group says in a statement Wednesday that White succeeds Gordon Felt, who will continue to serve as a board member.

The Families of Flight 93 is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the completion of the Flight 93 National Memorial.

The memorial commemorates the 40 passengers and crew members who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001. White's cousin died in the crash

Passengers fought terrorists for control of the hijacked plane, which was targeting Washington, D.C.