20 Years Ago, an attack on America claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people across the country on September 11th, 2001. On Saturday, people across the world and at the Flight 93 Memorial remembered the lives of the victims of the terror attacks.
A solemn tradition taking place in what was once a common field. At the Flight 93 National Memorial, the Reading of the Name of the 40 Heroes that fought the first battle in the War on Terror aboard Flight 93. Their names etched in marble in what is now a Field of Honor.
20 years after their loved ones died, the families of the victims return to Somerset County to remember who they lost and honoring their selfless heroism. Dignitaries came to pay respects on this landmark Anniversary including former President George W. Bush, Vice President Kamala Harris, and after the Ceremony – President Joe Biden, who laid a wreath and spent time with the families in the spot that became their loved one’s resting place.
This day was about those whose names are etched into the walls of the Flight 93 Memorial, their families who walked through the gate, and the story of what happened that fateful day. Without the selfless actions of those aboard Flight 93, the Death Toll from the September 11th Terror Attacks could have been much worse.