This year marks 17 years since the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Al Qaeda terrorists highjacked airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center buildings in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC, and fourth plane crashed in Shanksville, PA, after the passengers and crew thwarted another attack that would have landed in a populated area. Those men and women died as heroes, preventing countless further deaths and injuries.
There is a new memorial opening in Shanksville this week called the Tower of Voices. It's a memorial to those who died in Flight 93. The memorial stands 93 feet tall, and has 40 windchimes, one for each of the passengers and crew that died aboard the flight.
This is beautiful, and a wonderful tribute to their lives. The memorial will open to the public this week, as part of a 9/11 memorial ceremony.