Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Flight 93 Families Seek Funding

Family members of those who died on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed into an abandon strip mine in Somerset County September 11th 2001 are seeking more federal money for a 9/11 memorial crash site. Family members will go before Congress today to ask members to approve the $3.7 million for the memorial requested by President Barack Obama in his new budget.

The memorial's first phase, including a wall with the names of the 40 passengers and crew, is set to open on the 10th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th. The price tag for the memorial is expected to come in at $60 million. Congress has already provided $10 million, Pennsylvania is giving $18.5 million and about $20 million has been raised privately.

Work on the sight has already begun.

No comments: