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The Latest: Tower memorial dedicated at Flight 93 crash site

September 9, 2018
Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the dedication of the Tower of Voices at the Flight 93 memorial in western Pennsylvania (all times local):

2 p.m.

A tower that honors the passengers and crew killed when a hijacked plane was crashed into a rural Pennsylvania field is now in place, the final major feature of a 2,200-acre memorial.

The Tower of Voices was dedicated Sunday, with remarks from former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and the park's superintendent.

The 93-foot (28-meter) structure at the Flight 93 memorial north of Shanksville is designed with a wind chime for each of the 40 who died on Sept. 11, 2001.

Ridge, who became the first head of the federal Homeland Security Department, said the chimes will provide "an everlasting concert by our heroes."

Three other hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attack.

President Donald Trump is expected to attend the 17th anniversary event at the Pennsylvania site on Tuesday.

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9 a.m.

A symbol of the bravery and sacrifice shown by the people killed when Flight 93 was hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001, is being dedicated in western Pennsylvania.

The Tower of Voices is a 93-foot- (28-meter-) tall concrete structure that features a wind chime for each of the 40 passengers and crew who died when the aircraft crashed into a rural field.

Each chime is tuned and positioned to give it a distinct sound.

The Flight 93 National Memorial north of Shanksville already includes a memorial plaza, dedicated on the 10th anniversary in 2011, and a visitor's center that opened three years ago.

Nearly 3,000 people died after terrorists seized control of four planes, flying two into the World Trade Center in New York and the fourth into the Pentagon.

 
 
 

 

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