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Flight 93 Memorial Opens to the Public

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September 11, 2015
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Flight 93 Memorial opens to the public

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Flight 93 Memorial opens to the public

Gene J. Puskar/AP[/caption]A memorial for the hero's aboard Flight 93. From NPR:A $26 million visitor complex honoring the victims of Flight 93 was dedicated and opened to the public on Thursday. The United Airlines plane was one of four hijacked by al-Qaida on Sept. 11, 2001, and the only flight that didn't reach its target.Passengers forced the terrorists in control of the plane to deliberately crash it in rural Pennsylvania. Forty crew and passengers were killed, along with the four hijackers.

Visitors stand in front of a wall of photos of the 40 crew and passengers who perished in the crash. The center was formally dedicated Thursday.Their presumed target was the U.S. Capitol.


Families of the victims got a preview of the memorial, located at the plane's crash site in Somerset County, on Wednesday."We feel it does tell the story. It answers a lot of questions, and hopefully it also raises a lot of questions about what happened here," Ed Root told Pennlive. His cousin, Lorraine Bay, was a flight attendant on the plane.See the rest of the story from NPR.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]

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