The morning of Sept. 11, 2001 will forever remain in the history books. It was the day that stood still. Two airplanes were own into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third, into the Pentagon located in Arlington, Virginia, headquarters to the Department of Defense. And the fourth plane crashed in an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Four hijackers overpowered the crew of Flight 93 and took control of the plane, changing its original course to San Francisco, Calif. back around towards Washington D.C. After learning of the other attacks, the passengers of Flight 93 attempted to retake control of the plane. Thirty-three passengers and seven crew members died when the plane was forced into a nose-dive.

Every year, their families gather at the crash site to honor their family members, along with residents of Shanksville who saw the plane go down.

Flight 93 U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd class, James Chamberlain from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Ceremonial Guard, walks a candle down the memorial walk during the Luminary at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
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Flight 93 Visitors to the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa come together to hold a piece of the "Flight 93 Memorial Flag" on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
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Flight 93 Donna Watson closes her eyes while holding on to the "Heroes of Flight 93" flag at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
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Flight 93 A couple walks the length of the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
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Flight 93 A badge from a fire fighter's helmet sits on the wall separating the public and the final resting place for the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93.
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Flight 93 Paul Hoffman wheels his wife Carole along the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
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Flight 93 Addie Pakert, 13, of Columbus, Oh. kneels at the foot of Honor Elizabeth Wainio's memorial stone at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016.
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Flight 93 From the viewing platfrom at the visitors center, the final flight path of United Flight 93 can be seen, with a single boulder which marks the general location of the impact site and the final resting place of the fourty heroes.
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Flight 93 A crowd gathers during the luminary at the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015.
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