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TRIBUTE Thousands Gather at Shanksville Jacqueline Larma / AP Photo

U.S. Dedicates Flight 93 Memorial

Thousands of people gathered at a remote field in Shanksville, Pa., to pay tribute to those who died on Fight 93 ten years ago. A several-mile-long line of cars, trucks, and motorcycles moved toward the muddy field where the plane crashed, killing the 40 passengers who tried to seize control of the plane from the four terrorists. Vice President Joe Biden led the dedication of the Flight 93 national memorial, and former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton and House Speaker John Boehner all attended. “With almost no time to decide, they gave the entire country an incalculable gift,” Clinton said. “They saved the Capitol from attack, they saved God knows how many lives, and they spared the terrorists from claiming the symbolic victory of smashing the center of American government.”

September 10, 2011 10:00 PM