6. The word Liberty honors Flight 93 that crashed on September 11, 2001
On September 11, 2001, United Airlines Flight 93 departed from Newark Airport. After departure, terrorists took over the plane that was supposed to fly towards San Francisco International Airport. The crew and passengers attempted to take over the plane, which is believed to have been headed towards the United States Capitol or the White House. Instead of hitting those important government buildings, the plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Following the tragic deaths of all the crew members and passengers on Flight 93, leaders of Newark International Airport felt the need to honor the losses experienced on September 11th. As a result, they renamed the airport Newark Liberty International Airport.