Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, during a September 11, 2014 ceremony, donated the flag that adorned the U.S. Capitol building on 9/11. At the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Flight 93 National Memorial, reported WTAE Pittsburgh, Hastert met with families, dignitaries, and attendees, reminding that the Capitol might have been destroyed if not for the incredible heroism of the flight’s passengers. The flag bears smoke smudges from the Pentagon attack. The 40 victims were posthumously awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor: the Congressional Gold Medal. Gordon Fall, whose brother, Edward, was on Flight 93, remarked, “We have to make sure there will be a place to come in the future to learn about what happened.”
The National Park Service hopes to construct a 93-foot-tall tower decorated with 40 wind chimes.