Biden and Harris To Visit Flight 93 Memorial on 9/11
President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will travel to the Flight 93 Memorial near Shanksville on September 11.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Harris is scheduled to attend the observance ceremony, while Biden will visit the site later in the day. According to a release from the White House Press Office, the President and First Lady “will honor and memorialize the lives lost 20 years ago with travel to all three sites of the 9/11 attacks: New York City, New York, Shanksville, Pennsylvania and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.”
In addition to Bush delivering the keynote address, WTAE reports that Interior Secretary Deb Haaland; Gov. Tom Wolf; Capt. David Kurtz, of the USS Somerset; and Gordon Felt, whose brother, Edward was a passenger on Flight 93 are also scheduled to speak.
The Hill reports that the memorial “will be closed to the public during the observance ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but will be available for families of passengers who were on the flight.”
According to the National Park Service’s website, the ceremonies will begin at 9:45 am on Saturday, September 11. At 10:03 am, names of the 40 passengers and crew members who died in the crash, will be read.
More information about the memorial can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/flni/planyourvisit/sept11observance.htm