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Sequestration delays summer hours at Flight 93 Memorial

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 27, 2013 4:09 AM
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(Shanksville) -- Summer hours at the Flight 93 Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania will be starting a month later due to automatic federal spending cuts. 

Winter hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the National Park Service memorial normally change at the beginning of April to summer hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the last entry at 6:30 p.m.

But Superintendent Jeff Reinbold says that because of the federal cuts, the longer hours at the Somerset County park will not be starting until May 1.

The park about 60 miles southeast of Pittsburgh commemorates the 40 passengers and crew members killed in the crash of the hijacked United Airlines flight during the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks, several of whom fought with four Islamic hijackers for control of the plane.

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