Shanksville, PA Gears Up For 9-11

09.07.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The Flight 93 National Memorial in southwestern Pennsylvania is holding four days of special programs leading up to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. On Saturday a panel will examine how children experienced 9/11 and expressed their feelings through letters and art. Another Saturday panel will feature television, newspaper, and radio journalists who filed the first dispatches from the crash site near Shanksville, about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. On Sunday,  members of FBI investigation teams who worked at the crash site will discuss their work. and people who were in Washington, D.C. on 9/11 will describe their experiences. Numerous other events are scheduled during the four days, including an array of 40 candle lanterns, a reading of the names of the 40 passengers and crew who died and musical performances.