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Somber, Moving Photos Of The Shanksville 9/11 Memorial

The crash site of United Flight 93, whose passengers are credited with sacrificing their lives in order to prevent another terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, is now home to a museum and national memorial. The Flight 93 Memorial opened Wednesday in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, two days before the 14th anniversary of 9/11.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 1:25 p.m. ET

Posted on September 11, 2015, at 5:46 p.m. ET

A general view of the newly opened Flight 93 National Memorial, designed by architect Paul Murdoch, is seen in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2015. The new $50 million visitors center at the heart of a national memorial created out of the crash site will be formally dedicated on Thursday, a day before ceremonies mark the fourteenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. On September 11, 2001, one of the four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers aboard. A 9-11 memorial ceremony took place on Friday.
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A general view of the newly opened Flight 93 National Memorial, designed by architect Paul Murdoch, is seen in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2015. The new $50 million visitors center at the heart of a national memorial created out of the crash site will be formally dedicated on Thursday, a day before ceremonies mark the fourteenth anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. On September 11, 2001, one of the four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into Pennsylvania, killing all 40 passengers aboard. A 9-11 memorial ceremony took place on Friday.

Visitors pay their respects at the crash site of Flight 93.
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Visitors pay their respects at the crash site of Flight 93.

A United States Park Ranger walks through the newly opened Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2015.
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A United States Park Ranger walks through the newly opened Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, September 9, 2015.

A United States Park Ranger walks through the memorial.
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A United States Park Ranger walks through the memorial.

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Visitors looked at a photo of the crash site.
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Visitors looked at a photo of the crash site.

Gordon Felt, whose brother died in Flight 93, leads a tour through the memorial.
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Gordon Felt, whose brother died in Flight 93, leads a tour through the memorial.

Felt leads a tour through the memorial.
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Felt leads a tour through the memorial.

Felt leads a tour through the memorial.
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Felt leads a tour through the memorial.

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A visitor explores the memorial.
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A visitor explores the memorial.

Twisted utensils, which were recovered from the crash site of Flight 93.
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Twisted utensils, which were recovered from the crash site of Flight 93.

Airplane debris, which was recovered from the crash site of Flight 93.
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Airplane debris, which was recovered from the crash site of Flight 93.

Visitors in the memorial.
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Visitors in the memorial.

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A flight seating chart listing passengers and terrorists from Flight 93.
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A flight seating chart listing passengers and terrorists from Flight 93.

United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.
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United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.

A view of the field in Shanksville.
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A view of the field in Shanksville.

An engraving on a window looking out to the field.
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An engraving on a window looking out to the field.

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United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.
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United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.

The time on the morning of September 11, 2001, when the first of four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center is chiseled into a path towards the memorial.
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The time on the morning of September 11, 2001, when the first of four planes overtaken by al Qaeda terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center is chiseled into a path towards the memorial.

United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.
Mark Makela / Reuters

United States Park Rangers walk through the memorial.

Emily Schenkel, wearing a pin of her aunt who was a flight attendant that died in Flight 93, speaks to media after touring the memorial.
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Emily Schenkel, wearing a pin of her aunt who was a flight attendant that died in Flight 93, speaks to media after touring the memorial.

Debby Borza, whose daughter, Deora Frances Bodley, died in Flight 93, speaks to media after touring the memorial.
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Debby Borza, whose daughter, Deora Frances Bodley, died in Flight 93, speaks to media after touring the memorial.

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