Flight 93 National Memorial

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New 9/11 Memorial Includes Last Calls Victims Made

Flight 93 visitors center opens to the public

(Newser) - Today marks the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and there is a moving new memorial center for those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 . The long-awaited visitors center at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa., opened to the public yesterday with a dedication ceremony where Gov.... More »

Fire Breaks Out at Flight 93 Memorial Complex

3 buildings burned, but memorial itself is OK

(Newser) - A fire that broke out this afternoon at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania has seriously damaged three administrative buildings at the site, but not the memorial itself, reports AP . The cause isn't known, and no injuries have been reported. At least seven local fire departments were at... More »

Flight 93 Families Bury Remains

500 family members attend private ceremony

(Newser) - An honor guard played taps. American flags lay on caskets. Mourners put flowers on the casket lids. Nearly 500 family members attended the burial today of the remains of victims of Flight 93, at the new Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn. A Catholic priest, a Lutheran minister, a... More »

At Flight 93 Memorial, Courage Praised

Obamas pay respects in Shanksville

(Newser) - President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, placed a wreath at the Flight 93 National Memorial today, arriving at the site to pay respects to the 40 passengers and crew who died a decade ago. The Obamas visited the Wall of Names. Each of the 40 marble slabs is inscribed... More »

Clinton, Bush, Biden Speak at Flight 93 Memorial

Heroism on 93 an example of democracy in action: Bush

(Newser) - The 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers aboard Flight 93 on 9/11 performed one of the most courageous acts in US history, former President George W. Bush said today at a ceremony dedicating the first phase of a memorial at the nation's newest national park.... More »

Around Flight 93 Memorial, a Tourist Wasteland

Services in short supply ahead of new memorial's opening

(Newser) - Residents near where Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania once feared that souvenir hawkers and fast-food entrepreneurs would try to cash in on the 9/11 memorial. The opposite has been the case, the Wall Street Journal finds. The memorial, which opens next month, is expected to draw nearly a quarter... More »

We 'Are Not at War With Islam': Obama

President, VP, and First Lady mark 9/11 anniversary

(Newser) - President Obama laid a wreath at the Pentagon; Michelle Obama joined Laura Bush at the Flight 93 crash site; Vice President Biden went to Ground Zero. Their comments on the 9/11 anniversary, via the Wall Street Journal and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette :
  • President Obama: Americans “are not—and never will
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Powell Praises 'Gallant Heroes' of United Flight 93

(Newser) - Colin Powell today honored the "gallant heroes" of United Flight 93 who fought back against their hijackers 8 years ago today. At a ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., where the plane went down, he likened them to the "citizen soldiers" who have fought for the US since its inception.... More »

NYC Observes Moment of Silence

(Newser) - New Yorkers observed a moment of silence this morning to mark the minute the first jet hit the World Trade Center eight years ago. Three more were planned to mark the second strike and the moments each tower collapsed. Similar ceremonies will take place at the Pentagon and crash site... More »

Flight 93 Families Want 'Sacred Ground' Seized

Groups battle landowner for control of Pa. crash site

(Newser) - Families seeking a permanent memorial for Flight 93 victims are asking President Bush to seize the land where the hijacked plane went down on Sept. 11, the Washington Post reports. An advocacy group initially tried to buy the land, but ran into conflict with the owner. "What was left... More »

Cross Honors Heroes of Flight 93

Two-ton memorial forged from World Trade Center steel

(Newser) - 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... More »

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