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Rock to find a home in planned Pa. memorial

December 20, 2011
  • This rock from the Flight 93 crash site will be included in the Sept. 11, 2001, memorial being planned for Red Run Park.
Photo by Jennifer Fitch

WAYNESBORO, Pa. — A 30-pound rock from the Flight 93 crash site has arrived in Washington Township, Pa., to be incorporated into a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial.

Flight 93, which was hijacked by terrorists, crashed at 9:50 a.m., killing all the passengers and crew members. According to the Associated Press, 2,977 people were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and in the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa.

A committee of volunteers is working to create a Sept. 11, 2001, memorial at Red Run Park in Rouzerville, Pa.

In cooperation with the township, the committee obtained a piece of steel from the World Trade Center and, more recently, the rock from Shanksville. It is attempting to obtain a section of wall from the Pentagon.

For more information on the project, visit www.washtwp-franklin.org.

— Jennifer Fitch

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