Flight 93 memorial center opens for Sept 11th's 14th anniversary.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11 (KUNA) -- A Flight 93 National Memorial visitor center and museum opened this week in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, in time for the 14th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks on the United States. The USD 26 million monument honors the legacy of the 9/11 attacks and the 40 passengers and crew who fought back against their hijackers, leading to the plane crashing in a field far from its presumed target, the US Capitol. Four Al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 on that Friday. Three other airlines were hijacked in the 9/11 plot; two of those were flown into the World Trade Center Towers, and one hit the Pentagon. Thousands will gather on Friday at completed monuments at Ground Zero in New York, the Pentagon in Washington and other sites to honor the nearly 3,000 people killed in the deadliest terror attack in US history. The concrete-and-glass national monument in Shanksville remains unfinished, with landscaping and other components still under way. A Tower of Voices, a nearly 100-foot bell tower with 40 chimes, is scheduled to be built in the next two years. (end) rm.tg
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