Ribbon Cutting For Flight 93 Memorial Planned

09.09.09 | FL News Team

(Washington, DC)  --  There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Friday's September 11th event at the crash site of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.  It's a symbolic precursor to the creation of the Flight 93 National Memorial Park southeast of Pittsburgh.  General Colin Powell, who was Secretary of State at that time, will give the keynote address at this year's ceremony near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

The National Park Service recently signed agreements with multiple land owners to make the 22-hundred acre Flight 93 National Memorial Park a reality.  Construction of the park will begin in November.  Its completion is set for the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks in 2011.