Published On: Wed, Sep 15th, 2021

Pennsylvanians Commemorate 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Terror Attacks

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Pennsylvanians across the state came together on Saturday at various ceremonies to commemorate those lives lost during the 9/11 terror attacks 20 years ago. One such observance was held at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Historical Park. This remembrance service paid tribute to Louis J. Nacke II, who is laid to rest in the chapel’s cemetery. Nacke,  a director for a distribution center for Kay-Bee Toys, was onboard United Airlines Flight 93 when it was hijacked. He, along with other passengers, confronted the hijackers before the aircraft crashed in an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Forty passengers and crew members died, as did the four hijackers. The civilians kept the plane from being used as a weapon against the White House or the U.S. Capitol. Throughout the ceremony, the chapel’s carillon tolled its bourdon bell for two minutes to commemorate the moments each hijacked plane struck the …

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