Flight 93 Families Bury Remains

500 family members attend private ceremony
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 12, 2011 5:05 PM CDT
Family Members of Flight 93 Victims Bury Remains at National Memorial in Pennsylvania
Some 500 family members mourned the victims of Flight 93 today at a private ceremony at the new Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn.   (Getty Images)

An honor guard played taps. American flags lay on caskets. Mourners put flowers on the casket lids. Nearly 500 family members attended the burial today of the remains of victims of Flight 93, at the new Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Penn. A Catholic priest, a Lutheran minister, a rabbi, and a Buddhist sensei officiated over the remains, which had been held in a crypt for 10 years, the AP reports.

Only yesterday thousands of visitors, including the president and Michelle Obama, attended the dedication of the national memorial. Today it was closed to the public, although first responders of the crash were in attendance. "There's definitely peace of mind," said Carole O'Hare, whose mother Hilda Marcin was flying to California 10 years ago to move in with her. "I was always concerned about what would happen with the unidentified remains. Now my feeling is they're at peace and where they are meant to be." (Read more United Flight 93 stories.)

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