A 14-foot-high cross forged from World Trade Center steel was dedicated yesterday in a moving ceremony near the spot where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field. The 2-ton memorial was erected next to the Shanksville firehouse on a base shaped like the Pentagon. Flight 93 went down as passengers rushed the cockpit to prevent hijackers from flying it into its intended target in Washington, D.C.
"We wanted to find a home for this steel," said a retired New York City Fire Department lieutenant, one of hundreds of current and former firefighters who accompanied the cross from Brooklyn on motorcycles. "This is from our heart, and it’s from New York to Shanksville."