Flight 93 Victims To Be Buried 10 Years After September 11th Terror Attacks

09.02.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Relatives of passengers and crew members who perished on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11th in Shanksville, P.A. will hold a private funeral service the day after the anniversary of the terror attacks. The private ceremony on September 12th will take place at the sacred ground site in the fields near Shanksville, the rural area southeast of Pittsburgh where 40 passengers and crew members lost their lives after fighting terrorists for control of the plane. The remains of those who died have been kept in 3 caskets inside a crypt in the Somerset County coroner's care for the past 10 years. At the service, the caskets will be placed in the earth at the crash site. Family members say it finally provides them an opportunity to reflect on these heroes extraordinary lives. The burial had been put on hold until the site was ready to be opened as a memorial.