Remembering 9/11 Flight 93

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Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 6:54pm

Crowds flock to Shanksville, Pennsylvania to honor passengers who fought against hijackers on 9/11.

In a remote field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania Friday visitors placed flowers at the site where 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Flight 93 died on September 11th, 2001.

The smoldering crater of that tragic day is now a national park with a memorial set to be dedicated Saturday.

"That site represents the final resting place to our loved ones, and to know that it's protected and under the care of the National Park Service is a sense of comfort it provides to the families," says Gordon Felt, president of the Families of Flight 93.

Felt lost his brother, Edward, on the plane originally bound for San Francisco.

Cockpit voice recordings revealed when hijackers took over the flight shortly after takeoff from Newark International.

They also captured the moments passengers fought back, acts of courage and sacrifice credited for keeping the hijackers from reaching their intended target of the nation's capitol.

History of one of the nation's darkest moments, wrapped in stories of heroism.

 

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