United Airlines Flight 93 Memorial Opens 14 Years After September 11th Attacks
WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 4: Photographs of passengers and crew killed on Flight 93 are shown at an event on Capitol Hill to raise awareness of the unfinished national memorial to the passengers and crew of Flight 93 on December 4, 2012 in Washington, DC. The plane was hijacked on September 11 but passengers and crew fought back, crashing the plane into a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

United Airlines Flight 93 Memorial Opens 14 Years After September 11th Attacks

Shanksville, Pa. – A memorial to those who lost their lives September 11, 2001 on Flight 93 has opened, 14 years after the terrorist attacks that led to their demise.


The  Flight 93 National Memorial and visitor center complex, operated by the National Park Service, includes a permanent exhibit on the flight, a multi-use meeting space, walking paths, a flight-plan walkway and an area that allows visitors to view the flight’s crash site from a distance.

It was the passengers of Flight 93 who famously rebelled against hijackers, and in doing so, prevented the plan from crashing into the United States Capitol. All 33 passengers and seven crew members were killed.

Officials believe that the memorial, which cost $26 million dollars to build will draw between 300,000 to 500,000 visitors each year.

 

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