Reporting Marla Diamond
WCBS 880s’ Marla Diamond reports: Wall Of Names Center Piece Of Flight 93 Memorial
“We are approaching on the left. You see there’s this long, black wall. On the left side of that wall is what’s referred to as the sacred ground and that’s actually the impact site,” described Mike Laterse is with the National Park Service. “It is surprising that there are still parts of the wreckage out there.”
Passengers were fighting four hijackers when Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001. Investigators think the plane was going 580 mph upon impact.
The 40 trees each represent a person who died in the Shanksville crash.
President Barack Obama will lay a wreath at the site on Sunday. The memorial will then open to the public to tell the story of true American heroes.
For the first time this year, relatives will be reading the names of those on Flight 93 as well as Flight 77 that crashed into the Pentagon, during the observance of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 at the World Trade Center site.
There will also be moments of silence for when those planes crashed, when the planes hit the Twin Towers and when those buildings fell.
For more information about the Flight 93 memorial, click here.
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