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Children's trinkets to be displayed at Flight 93 memorial

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 25, 2016 3:26 PM
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Gordon Felt, whose brother Edward Felt was one of 40 passenger and crew on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed in a Shanksville, Pa field 15 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, stands in front of a wall of photos of the 40 crew and passengers who perished in the crash while leading a media tour of the Flight 93 visitors center complex at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. The visitors center is now open to the public. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

(Shanksville) -- Stuffed animals, toys and drawings left by children after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will be on display at the Flight 93 National Memorial's Learning Center next month. 

The temporary exhibit "Through Their Eyes" will include about 50 items left in Somerset County in the days after the terrorist attacks.

Soon after the attacks, visitors made trips to the Shanksville site and a fence at the temporary memorial was quickly covered with license plates, flags and other memorabilia.

Stuffed animals, trinkets and pictures were tucked into the lower rings of the fence or placed on the ground.

The exhibit will be open Saturdays and Sundays in March at the memorial that honors the passengers and crew of the plane that crashed during the attacks.

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