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Volunteers to plant 22,000 seedlings at Flight 93 Memorial

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 17, 2015 1:16 AM
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Photo by Courtesty of Flight 93 National Memorial

(Shanksville) -- Hundreds of volunteers are taking part in a massive tree-planting project at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County.

About 22,000 seedlings will be planted today and tomorrow, according to the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. 

United Flight 93 crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, near Shanksville, after being hijacked by four terrorists on 9/11.

Forty passengers and crew members died, along with the hijackers. 

The seedlings are being planted over 32 acres within the site.

Organizers hope to reforest the entire site with more than 150,000 trees. 

The memorial is still under construction.

The National Park Service website estimates the visitors center will open later this year.

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