Thursday, Sep 11, 2008
On this, the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Flight 93 National Memorial partners are holding commemorative activities at the site, remembering âTheir Courage â Our Commitment.â
The formal commemorative service took place yesterday evening in Somerset, Pennsylvania, at the Somerset Alliance Church. The Families of Flight 93 and the Flight 93 project partners honored and paid tribute to âthe courage exhibited on Flight 93 by the brave passengers and crew, while recognizing the continuing commitment the Families and partners have in building and supporting a fitting memorial.â
Speakers included Pamela Tokar-Ickes, Chair, Somerset County Commissioners; Jerry Spangler, Somerset County District Attorney; and Gordon Felt, President of the Families of Flight 93.
Musical selections were performed by the Somerset County Community Band. The names of the passengers and crew were read by members of the Families of Flight 93 as well as members of the wider community who assisted on and around September 11, 2001.
Todayâs ceremony will be at the Flight 93 Temporary Memorial site near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The reading of the names of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 and the tolling of the Bells of Remembrance will take place beginning at approximately 9:55 a.m. at the Temporary Memorial, along with the laying of wreaths. There is only limited seating during the ceremony.
To learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial and how you can help build the permanent memorial, please visit these two sites: