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Pence to speak at ceremony honoring Flight 93 passengers and crew

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 11, 2017 4:29 AM
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Visitors gather on the overlook at the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitors Center in Shanksville.

(Shanksville, PA) -- Vice President Mike Pence will deliver remarks at the crash site of United Flight 93 in a Somerset County field as the country marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks.

The Republican will speak today at the ceremony in Stonycreek Township at the national memorial to the victims of Flight 93.

Four al-Qaeda hijackers crashed the plane on September11, 2001, after the passengers and crew fought to wrest control of the aircraft, preventing it from reaching Washington, D.C.

Thirty-three passengers and seven crew members died.

Pence will address the family and friends of the victims and thousands of citizens who also are expected to attend.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke also will speak at the ceremony.

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