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Sep112011

President Obama Honors Flight 93 at Shanksville Memorial 

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(SHANKSVILLE, Pa.) -- After attending a memorial service at ground zero in lower Manhattan, President and Mrs. Obama flew to Shanksville, Pa., where United Flight 93 crashed ten years ago Sunday, killing everyone on board.

After spending more than an hour meeting with family members at the new Flight 93 memorial, the Obamas walked onto the meadow, near the sight of the plane crash. The first couple laid a white rose and carnation wreath at the new memorial, a marble Wall of Names.

Holding hands, the first couple paused for a moment of silent reflection at the final resting place of the flight's victims.

The 40 passengers and crew of United 93 are remembered as heroes who thwarted a planned attack on Washington.

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