Bells rung, names read in honor of Flight 93 victims

Umbrellas cover family and friends of the 40 crew and passengers of United Flight 93 as rain falls during the Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor Center dedication ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Sitting on a hill overlooking the crash site, the $26 million visitor center complex opened to the public on Thursday, one day before the annual 9/11 observances in Pennsylvania, New York and Washington. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The names of passengers and crew killed in the hijacking of United Flight 93 are being read as bells also toll in their honor on the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

The ceremony Friday is taking place on a hill where a new visitor center has been built overlooking the crash site outside Shanksville.

Flight 93 was headed from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco on Sept. 11, 2001, when it was hijacked with the likely goal of crashing it into the White House or Capitol. A passenger revolt ended with it going down in a Pennsylvania field.

Thirty-three passengers and seven crew were killed.

Visitor Ben Mecham of Johnstown says he hopes the new visitor center reminds children that “people chose to save lives at the cost of their own lives.”

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