Sunday, August 24, 2008


The roar of nearly a thousand motorcycles and a fire truck rumbled over 300 miles from New York City to Shanksville, PA. where hundreds of firefighters from NYC joined firefighters from Shanksville. With them they brought a memorial to be placed at the Shanksville fire house in dedication to the 40 men and women of United Flight 93 who gave their lives to stop terrorists who hijacked their plane on September 11, 2001.

The memorial, a 14 foot, 2 ton cross made of steel from the north tower of the World Trade Center sits in a base shaped like the Pentagon.

"We wanted to find a home for this steel," said Paddy Concannon, a retired lieutenant from the NY Fire Department.

As hundreds stood with their head bowed in prayer on Sunday morning the 14 foot cross was placed in the ground and erected and now has a home in Shanksville, PA.

As the 7th anniversary of the terrorists attact on September 11, 2001, it's incredible to see how this day still is so touching to so many.

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