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VP Biden set to address Pa. Flight 93 memorial

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. speaks at the Farmers Union summit in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. speaks at the Farmer's Union summit in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (AP Photo)

Vice president Joe Biden and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar are expected to address families, friends and citizens gathered to mark the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Biden will be the keynote speaker at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, where the hijacked United Airlines plane crashed. The 40 passengers and crew died in what investigators later determined was a struggle with hijackers for control of the jet.

The names of the passenger and crew will be read at 10:03 a.m., the moment the plane crashed - and bells of remembrance will be rung by surviving family members and community members who became involved in the aftermath of the crash.

A wreath will also be laid at the memorial's Wall of Names.

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vice president joe biden, 9/11 attacks, pennsylvania, local/state
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