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Park Service: Flight 93 visitor's center to open Sept. 10

Written by The Associated Press | Jun 25, 2015 1:14 PM
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(Shanksville) -- National Park Service officials say a $26 million visitor's center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial will open to the public on Sept. 10, the day before the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks whose victims it honors.

The new center includes a permanent exhibit, a multipurpose gathering space, walking trails and a flight-path walkway and overlook that lets visitors see the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 from a distance.

The plane crashed in a field after passengers fought back against hijackers during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

A permanent memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Officials hope the new visitor's center will boost annual visitors from about 300,000 to 500,000.

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