On the heels of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the families of the Flight 93 victims will face another difficult day with another solemn ceremony set to take place.
Thousands of people gathered in Shanksville on Sunday to pay their respects to the heroes who were on board Flight 93 when it went down in an open field 10 years ago in Somerset County.
People around the country are paying their respects to the victims of the 9/11 attacks. Nearly 10 years ago, thousands of lives were lost on that fateful day. On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, thousands have gathered in Shanksville, Somerset County, to remember the heroes of Flight 93.
It didn’t take long for traffic to back up on the new two-mile highway near Shanksville Saturday morning as thousands were anxious to attend the dedication of the first phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial.
Several distinguished dignitaries paid their respects at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. on Saturday.
On Saturday, a dedication of the first phase of the Flight 93 Memorial will come following years of controversy about how to honor the heroic passengers.
When the passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 made the decision to try and retake the plane, the people on the ground in Stonycreek Township, Somerset County had no idea how their lives were about to change – forever.
Bikers from California to Florida have made their way to the site of the Flight 93 Memorial.
With a horrific explosion and an earth-shaking rumble, the future of Shanksville and Stoney Creek Township was sealed. “We’re a part of history now,” says Rick King who owns Ida’s Store and is a member of the volunteer fire department.
Most people who were in Stoney Creek Township on Sept. 11, 2001 at least heard Flight 93’s full-power engines or felt the impact as it shook the countryside like an earthquake. But there were two men who saw the flight’s final moments.
On Sept.11, 2001, Lillie Leonardi, arriving in a mobile command truck, knew that the field near Shanskville, Somerset County was as bad as bad could be. She could see it reflected in the eyes of firefighters.
With just one week until the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, some dramatic new video taken just after the crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Somerset County, has surfaced.
The heroism of average Americans was obvious when Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville. Now football heroes and their team owners are stepping up to help fund the 9/11 memorials to be erected in Shanksville, New York City and the Pentagon.
A flag shop in Castle Shannon is raising funds for the Flight 93 memorial in Somerset County. Cliff Ruderer, owner of The Flag Factory, designed a pair of flags to commemorate 9/11.
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death spread quickly, but the mood was more solemn as people gathered to remember the heroes of Flight 93.