The Tower of Voices stands above visitors, dignitaries and family members of the victims of Flight 93

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Tower of Voices honors Flight 93 heroes with ‘everlasting concert’

September 10, 2018 - 10:11 am
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SHANKSVILLE, PA (1010 WINS) -- Tuesday marks the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and there's a new memorial to the heroes who died in a Pennsylvania field that day.

The National Parks Service and Families of Flight 93, dedicated the Tower of Voices in Shanksville. The tall, concrete and steel structure is fitted with wind chimes for each of the 40 passengers and crew killed when their plane crashed during a fight with the terrorists.

Former Pennsylvania governor, and the first secretary of homeland security, Tom Ridge called the memorial an 'everlasting concert.'

"Future generations will know your names. You are our heroes," he said.

Passengers and flight attendants aboard the doomed flight left their voices etched in the collective memories of Americans. They left heart wrenching voicemails for loved ones, and learned of other attacks that day from those on the ground.

When passengers learned they were part of a suicide mission, they decided to fight back -- passenger Todd Beamer was heard leading the charge with the phrase 'let's roll.'

“Together their voices will ring out into perpetuity, with this beautiful Somerset County, Pennsylvania, wind,” park Superintendent Stephen Clark said.

Passengers attacked the hijacker-held cockpit, and the plane slammed into a field outside of Shanksville.