Sarah McLachlan to perform at Shanksville 9/11 memorial
ASSOCIATED PRESS August 30, 2011 10:01AM
FILE- This Monday, May 2, 2011 file photo shows visitors to the temporary memorial to United Flight 93 as they overlook the crash site in Shanksville, Pa. In one sense, Shanksville is a tiny village far from major cities and cultural attractions. But the crash of Flight 93 in a field there on Sept. 11, 2001 has brought visitors from around the world to the national park site that now marks the spot where the hijacked plane came down. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, FILE)
Singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan will perform at a dedication ceremony for the 9/11 memorial for Flight 93 in western Pennsylvania.
The National Park Foundation announced Monday the pop vocalist will sing at the Sept. 10 event near Shanksville, where the 40 passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 died Sept. 11, 2001. The plane crashed in a field after it’s believed the passengers tried to overtake the hijackers.
The Flight 93 National Memorial dedication will include dignitaries and the relatives of those killed in the attack.
Organizers have raised most of the estimated $60 million needed for the first phase of the design. The memorial will include a “Tower of Voices” housing 40 wind chimes.
McLachlan has won Grammy Awards for her songs “Building a Mystery” and “I Will Remember You.”