Hundreds Of Volunteers Are Set To Plant Thousands Of Trees At The Flght 93 National Memorial In Pennsylvania

05.11.16 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

More than 15,000 seedlings will be planted Friday and Saturday at the site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in an abandoned strip mine in Shanksville after being hijacked by four terrorists during the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001.

Forty passengers and crew died as they crashed the plane while fighting for control with the hijackers.

More than 2,000 volunteers have planted nearly 75,000 seedlings since the projects began in 2012. Organizers hope to reforest 23 acres with more than 150,000 trees.

The memorial is about 65 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.