Congressman Bill Shuster released the following statement commemorating the official groundbreaking of the National Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania:
“Today’s groundbreaking represents the culmination of years of hard work and commitment by so many in the Somerset community and beyond to see that the memory of the sacrifice of the passengers and crew of Flight 93 will never be forgotten.
Ground has been broken in Shanksville, but work still continues elsewhere to ensure that the permanent memorial to Flight 93 will be completed on time for the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. I will continue to work with the families of Flight 93, the Department of the Interior and my colleagues in Congress to provide the support necessary to see that this goal is met.
Let us never forget the patriotism and sacrifice shown by the passengers and crew of Flight 93 on that fateful day. Our nation will forever be in their debt.”