Flight 93 visitor center marks 14th anniversary of attacks

Jody Greene, right, whose father Donald Greene, was on United Flight 93, visits his name on the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The new $26 million visitors’ complex is expected to draw a larger crowd than normal for the 14th anniversary observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Jody Greene, right, whose father Donald Greene, was on United Flight 93, visits his name on the Wall of Names at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. The new $26 million visitors’ complex is expected to draw a larger crowd than normal for the 14th anniversary observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A new $26 million visitor complex is expected to draw a larger than normal crowd for the 14th anniversary observance at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania.

The center opened Wednesday to the media and the families of the 33 passengers and seven crew members aboard the United Airlines flight. The plane crashed in a field when some people revolted against their hijackers.

The center opened to the public on Thursday. It’s expected to draw large crowds for Friday’s anniversary.

NBC News Chief Pentagon correspondent Jim Miklaszewski (mik-lah-SHEH’-skee) will be the keynote speaker at the Flight 93 observance.

He was in his office when he reported an explosion at the Pentagon that day. It turned out to be another hijacked airliner, American Airlines Flight 77, crashing into the building.

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