Community honors heroes at Flight 93 Memorial in Union City

Community honors heroes at Flight 93 Memorial in Union City

And we want to turn now to Shanksville,
Pennsylvania,
a tiny town where a hijacked plane believed to be headed for the nation’s capital
was brought down after dozens of passengers and crew members took heroic action.
CBS’s Nicole Killian spoke with a woman who’s keeping their memory alive.
Twenty years later,
it’s one of those things where it feels like it’s been a really long time.
And then on the other hand,
it feels like it’s only been a few minutes.
Time knows no bounds for Emily Schenkel,
who lost her godmother Lorraine Bay two decades ago
when United Flight 93 came hurtling to the ground in this pastoral Pennsylvania field.
She was a flight attendant for 37 years.
If you can think of somebody who just absolutely loved their job,
that was her.
Emily will never know if Lorraine was part of the arduous struggle between the passengers and crew and the hijackers
that ultimately prevented another attack.
But their heroism was enough to inspire Emily to name her daughter after her.
Why did you want to name your daughter Lorraine?
It was just important to me that if I had a daughter,
I would name her that to make sure that the name carried on
and the memory of her carried on.
Around 500 family members and invited guests are expected to attend the 20th anniversary ceremony here Saturday,
including President Biden and former President Bush.
That’ll be the largest number they’ve ever had.
Nora,
Nicole Killian,
thank you.

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