Category Archives: 9/11 Memorials

17 Firefighter–Marines honored for sacrifice

By Vanessa Remmers The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg Raymond Downey’s 8-year-old granddaughter ran her fingers across the engraved name and face of the grandfather she’s never met. Two steel beams that were once part of the World Trade Center towered over her. The beams, erect yet slightly crumbled at the top, were the last pieces of […]

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Flag, personal items of passengers, crew among things destroyed in fire at 9/11 memorial

A fire began about 3 p.m. and grew to include both the Flight 93 park office and park headquarters, according to a Somerset County emergency dispatcher. (AP/National Park Foundation)

Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. – A flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, was consumed in a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, the National Park Service said Saturday. Friday’s fire in Shanksville destroyed the park’s headquarters complex. State police and the park service are conducting a joint […]

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No signs of foul play seen in Pennsylvania 9/11 memorial fire

Reuters Investigators have found no signs of foul play or arson in a fire at a 9/11 memorial complex in Pennsylvania which destroyed a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol on September 11, 2001, authorities said on Sunday. Also lost in Friday afternoon’s blaze were personal items belonging to the passengers and crew […]

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