SHANKSVILLE, Pa. - The Flight 93 Memorial is beginning to
emerge from the Pennsylvania woods and fields where the plane
plunged to earth in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks almost 10 years
The National Park Service said Thursday the memorial will be
ready for opening ceremonies on the 10th anniversary of that day
when four planes were hijacked and nearly 3,000 people were killed.
Visitors will be able to follow a walkway just over 100 yards
from where the plane crashed. A long white marble wall will be
inscribed with the names of the 40 passengers and crew who died.
Park Service Superintendent Keith Newlin said the memorial
design is intentionally simple. He said it's designed to give
people "a healing experience."
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