Forty chimes for 40 people: Flight 93 memorial dedicates the Tower of Voices

The Flight 93 National Memorial is now complete. The 93-foot-tall Tower of Voices wind chime, the final part of the memorial, was dedicated yesterday on a rainy day.

The Tower is possibly the largest musical instrument on earth and represents the voices of the 40 brave and innocent people aboard United Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 who fought back against the hijackers and brought the plane down in a field in rural Pennsylvania.

The Tower is not quite complete — only 8 of the 40 chimes have been installed. The others will be added this month.

“It’s important to come here and remember all those 40 people on that plane who fought to save our nation’s Capitol building,”  Pat Waugh told reporter Tim Grant for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ms. Waugh  came to the ceremony to honor her daughter, Sandy Bradshaw, one of Flight 93’s flight attendants. “I feel close to my daughter when I come here. I am drawn here. I feel the need to come here.”

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