Flight 93 Memorial Announces Summer Hours

WTAJ News

Stoystown, PA – Thoughts of summer may be far away as Central Pa. endures this cold snap, but one memorial in our area has announced its summer hours.

The Flight 93 National Memorial will change to its summer hours starting May 1st.

Photo courtesy of WTAJ News

Photo courtesy of WTAJ News

The park will open at 9 a.m., last entry will be at 6:30 p.m., and will close at 7.

The park currently closes at 5 p.m. during its winter hours.

You can click here [to] learn more about the Flight 93 National Memorial.

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Retired cop will get enhanced disability pension after developing chronic illnesses from working at Ground Zero

Barbara Ross New York Daily News

A retired city cop who developed fibromyalgia after being exposed to toxins after the World Trade Center attack won a five-year legal battle Tuesday for an enhanced disability pension.

The Appellate Division in Manhattan ruled that a fibromyalgia diagnosis qualifies as a “new onset” disease and entitles first responders who served at Ground Zero to a tax-free accident disability pension unless officials can prove it’s not related.

For retired police officer Annmarie Sheldon, 41, that means roughly $2,400 more a month to support her family in Sayville, L.I. She and her husband, also a retired police officer, have two young children, ages 3 and 4. Read More »

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Lawmakers push for Obama to break seal on 9/11 pages

Martin Matishak and Julian Hattem The Hill 

President Obama is coming under pressure from lawmakers to declassify 28 pages of the 9/11 report that were blacked out when the document was first released to the public.

Reps. Walter Jones (R-N.C.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.) are trying to whip up support for a resolution that would release those pages from the 2002 study, which have long been rumored to contain information about Saudi Arabia and its relationship to al Qaeda.

“You cannot have trust in your government when your government hides information from you, particularly on something horrific like 9/11,” Jones told The Hill on Friday.

Thus far, 11 House lawmakers — including eight Democrats — have co-sponsored Jones’s resolution, and he is talking to a handful of senators, including Rand Paul (R-Ky.), about getting a similar measure introduced in the other chamber. Read More »

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