9/11 Coverage
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Vice President Mike Pence is crediting the crew and passengers who fought back against hijackers on 9/11 with protecting the U.S. Pence spoke at the commemoration Wednesday of the hijacked Flight 93, which crashed in a Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew. The Flight 93 National Memorial marks the site near Shanksville where the plane went down at 10:03 a.m., after passengers fought back. Officials concluded the attackers had aimed the Boeing 757 toward Washington, D.C. Pence says the memory of those killed in the crash is "carved into the hearts and memories of the American people." The terrorists also flew two planes into the World Trade Center skyscrapers in New York and a fourth into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.Memorials for victims of Sept. 11 will take place in New York, Virginia and Pennsylvania Wednesday morning. Vice President Mike Pence will attend the September 11 Observance at Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Also speaking at the ceremony will be U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt and representatives of the Families of Flight 93.