Ex-President George W. Bush To Visit Flight 93 Memorial On 9/11

SHANKSVILLE, PA — Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks by visiting the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville. Bush, who was president when the attacks occurred, will deliver the keynote address at the memorial in rural Somerset County.

United Flight 93 passengers attempted to wrest control of the plane from hijackers before crashing into a field in Shanksville. Hijacked planes also slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia.

Nearly 3,000 people died in the attacks.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Shanksville observance ceremony will be closed to the public but open to families of the passengers on the plane and a limited number of invited guests.

Later that evening, President and Mrs. Bush will host a screening of the Apple-BBC documentary “9/11: Inside the President’s War Room,” at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.

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