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The 40 heroes who were onboard Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 will be given the honors of a memorial to their final resting place in field in Shanksville, PA.
Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, with Mrs. Bush, and Mrs. Biden, join Vice President Joe Biden to dedicate the Flight 93 Memorial.
The passenger and crew of Flight 93 learned what was going on in New York and at the Pentagon, and quickly realized that their hijacked plane was a part of the terrorist mission on that fateful morning. The stories of the 40 brave souls have played out in various accounts, and will be memorialized forever. The first responders to the site, and the many on the ground who talked with the passengers or their families as the events unfolded in that short period of time, are all a part of the memory and the understanding of the human spirit that those 40 brave heroes exhibited that day.
As the poet said at the dedication, we would not choose to have gone through this event to be able to remember, but we must choose never to forget. Pres. Bush invoked the words of another great President, at another dedication of sacred land in Pennsylvania, as Lincoln said “The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”
God bless the heroes of Flight 93 and their Families who carry on their legacy!!