Michelle Obama will join former first lady Laura Bush in ceremonies marking the ninth anniversary of the United Flight 93 crash in Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11 attacks. Bush had previously confirmed her participation, saying we "must never forget the brave sacrifice of these extraordinary men and women."
Obama's press office confirmed her role as the first lady vacationed with her family on Martha's Vineyard. "Their show of support honors the lives and memories of these 40 heroes and everyone we lost on September 11th," said the head of the National Park Foundation, which is helping to build a memorial at the Shanksville site. The first phase of construction is expected to be done by next year's 10th anniversary of the crash.