Tower of Voices Memorial Honors Flight 93 Heroes
Written by Staff Writer on September 11, 2018
Today Americans mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that struck the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In a field amid the beautiful backdrop of rolling hills in central Pennsylvania stands the “Tower of Voices.” A 93-foot-tall tower erected in honor of the heroes of Flight 93.
The memorial tower was dedicated this weekend to the 40 passengers and crew members and remains a work in progress. It currently houses eight wind chimes, but there will soon be 40. The 40 chimes will represent the voices, of each passenger and crew member who died there on September 11, 2001.
According to a CBS news report, Gordon Felt, President of Families of Flight 93 and brother to passenger Ed Felt said, “We don’t look at the passengers and crew as victims, we look at them as heroes. Obviously they wanted to live. But they also knew that in order to try to survive they had to fight. And in doing so, they lost their lives. But they averted a far greater tragedy that would’ve been inflicted on our country.”