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September 11, 2013

Hundreds mark 9/11 anniversary at Flight 93 memorial

SHANKSVILLE —

A few hundred individuals gathered for a solemn remembrance service at the Flight 93 National Memorial this morning.

Sec. of the Interior Sally Jewell spoke at the event, which included a reading of the names of the 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed into a field near Shanksville as part of the terror attacks on the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. Those aboard fought back against al-Qaida hijackers, who likely intended to slam the aircraft into a target in Washington, D.C.

“We never know when we're going to be called upon to lay down our lives for others,” Jewell said. “And certainly, these family members, these 40, that we honor today, had no idea that they would be heroes, had no idea that they would lay down their lives for their nation that day. But their actions saved the lives of many people.”

A traditional wreath-laying ceremony was held on the 12th anniversary of the attack and six members of the USS Somerset attended the service. Their San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is a tribute to the county where the plane crashed.

The Sea Chanters from the U.S. Navy Band provided music for the ceremony and family members of the passengers and crew walked through a ceremonial gate to the spot where the plane crashed.

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