Pa. county prepares for dedication of Flight 93 memorial
This is the third in a series of podcasts American City & County will produce leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
On Sept. 11, 2001, the passengers on United Airlines Flight 93 fought back against the terrorists who had hijacked the Boeing 757-222 after learning that the other three flights taken over that day had been used in suicide attacks in New York and Washington. There efforts probably saved other lives, but not their own, as Flight 93 nosedived into a field in Somerset County, Pa. On this Sept. 11, a new memorial for the victims of that flight will be dedicated in that same field.
Pamela Tokar-Ickes, chairperson of the Somerset County, Pa., county commission, spoke with American City & County about her memories from the day of the crash, and how her county has changed in the decade since.
Part 1: Intelligence expert: Data sharing is key to security
Part 2: Town puts troops first
Part 3: Pa. county prepares for dedication of Flight 93 memorial