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.
The first phase of the permanent Flight 93 Memorial is nearly complete. KDKA’s Trina Orlando got a first look at the progress.
The timing was coincidental, but the federal advisory committee on developing a permanent memorial for Flight 93 met in Shanksville on Saturday. While relatives of the Flight 93 victims reviewed the progress on the memorial, the talk turned to the killing of Osama bin Laden.
The temporary memorial at the Flight 93 crash site stayed open a half hour later than normal Monday night to accommodate people who wanted to visit after getting off work.
News of Osama bin Laden’s death is resonating around the country, especially for the first responders in Somerset County.
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death spread quickly after President Barack Obama’s announcement Sunday night.