Flight 93 Passengers Remembered at Woman's Day Tribute

- May 18, 2014 - The Woman's Club of Erie invited Mahlon Fuller, a former air traffic controller at Pittsburgh International Airport, to share his story about 9/11, for this year's annual Woman's Day event.

Fuller spoke in depth about the 40 passengers of Flight 93, whose plane crashed after they thwarted the plot of the terrorists who hijacked their plane, killing them all upon impact, in Shanksville, Pa.

The reason why Fuller was asked to speak about the passengers, about that fateful day in American history, and about the importance of sharing the story of Flight 93 is because Woman's Club secretary, Marianne Heck, was adamant about their story being told.

Heck, a former teacher, said she visited a classroom, and heard a teacher dismiss the heroics of those passengers to one of the students who asked a question about 9/11.

"The teacher said 'oh no, it's New York and Washington. There was no place in Pennsylvania.' I was blown away," said Heck.

Heck and Fuller both agreed that we must remember all of the heroes from 9/11.

This event also served as a fundraiser for the Flight 93 memorial in Shanksville, with the Woman's Club expecting to raise about $2,000.

To learn more about the memorial, visit: http://www.honorflight93.org/.

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