The current and former First Ladies of the United States will take part in a Somerset County ceremony Saturday remembering the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. 9 years ago, United Flight 93 crashed into a field outside Shanksville, Somerset County, after passengers tried to overtake the terrorists who had hijacked the plane.
The hijackers were likely trying to crash the plane into the White House or Capitol.
Tomorrow, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at a ceremony honoring Flight 93’s 40 passengers and crew, who all died on September 11, 2001.
She’ll be joined by former First Lady Laura Bush, as well as Governor Rendell, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, and other dignitaries.
Mrs. Bush is taking part in a fundraiser today in Pittsburgh which is trying to generate revenue for a permanent memorial.
The goal is to dedicate the first stage of the monument next year, on the tenth anniversary of the attacks.
Organizers need to raise 58 million dollars, and so far, they’ve brought in about 40 million.