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.
According to Bliss, some businesses or corporations has stated that they cannot give to the United Flight 93 memorial, because it doesn't fit the rules governed by their company. However, the memorial which is called "Tower of Voices" needs more donations, in order to be completed correctly. President Clinton has vowed to help the family raise the money that is needed; however everyday citizens can help as well.
Take time to visit the website and give a dollar or even few dollars, because every donation will help the families complete the memorial. Honestly, if ten million people donated a dollar, the visitor center will be completed as planned. This center will serve as a reminder of the tragic yet heroic events that took place on that fateful day. Don't let these heroes be forgotten, just because the plane didn't hit a national landmark like the other planes did.
Bliss, J (2011) Flight 93 Memorial Donations Fall Short Even After Family Pleas
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