SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– The U.S. Veterans Motorcycle Club took artifacts from a private collector to the Flight 93 National Memorial as part of their journey to have the items visit all three locations of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
The club honored the artifacts and the sacrifices that they represent with a short ceremony at the memorial. Katy Hostetler, the public information officer at the Flight 93 National Memorial, says that it is important that the stories of the families and passengers live on.
“We have an entire generation that has no physical memory of September 11th, they have a shared memory,” Hostetler said. “So it’s important to keep telling the story, remembering the event, remembering what these forty people did aboard flight 93 on the morning of September 11th, because they truly changed history that day.”
The artifacts include stairway signs from the 110th floor, the highest floor, and the 49th floor, a cross fashioned from a steel girder, a port authority helmet and a special flag.