Former NFL player Remembering Shanksville

Friday, September 11, 2009

Here is a story about a former Pittsburgh Steeler player doing what he can to help preserve the memory of those lost in the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, which crashed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

This story comes from Paula Wolfson of Pittsburgh via Voice of America [link];

"For now, there is only a temporary memorial -- an area near the crash site where rough benches bear the names of the dead. Nearby is a fence, where visitors leave mementos -- a collage of badges, flags, baseball caps, children's toys and small angels made of china and wood.

There are plans for a permanent memorial with a price tag of $30 million -- most of it to buy land and put in infrastructure. The National Park Service, which will build and maintain the Flight 93 National Memorial, hopes to break ground in November. But it is short of meeting its fundraising goal. And that is where Rocky Bleier comes in."

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