Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Help Complete the Flight 93 Memorial: Donations Needed

Most Americans know that the passengers and crew of United Flight 93 are heroes, due to the brave actions that each displayed on Sept. 11, 2001. That morning their plane was hijacked by terrorists who were coordinating a surprise attack on America. Several passengers and crew attempted to take the plane back from the terrorists, once they learned about the previous attacks that had already happened that dreadful morning.
Two planes were used to attack both of the World Trade Centers or Twin Towers in New York and the third plane was used to attack the Pentagon in Virginia. Some federal officials believe that United Flight 93 was going to attack the United States Capitol Building in Washington DC. However, the brave actions of the passengers and crew caused the hijackers to abort their plan of attack. Instead, they crashed the plane in a rural area in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Now, ten years later, the site of the crash has become a national park and a memorial to the heroes that fought back and all who lost their life. A 17 ton boulder now marks the spot where the plane crashed at 10:03 a.m. killing 182 passengers and 7 crew members. The beautiful memorial for United Flight 93 has been built for the tenth anniversary, but a spokesman stated that they needed 10 million dollars to completely finish it.

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