The House plans to send bipartisan delegations to memorial services in New York City, Arlington, Va., and Shanksville, Penn., marking the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
House members will attend memorial services at the Pentagon and Ground Zero on Sept. 11, at the invitation of officials at both locations, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Friday.
The Ohio Republican also will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Shanksville on Sept. 10 for the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial. It is widely believed that Flight 93 was headed for the U.S. Capitol after being hijacked by al Qaeda terrorists.
“If not for the heroes onboard United 93, who challenged the hijackers and forced them to abandon their plan, it is quite possible that the Capitol, and the people working inside it, might not be here today,” Mr. Boehner said. “Our gratitude to the Flight 93 heroes, and our sympathy for their loved ones, are beyond measure.”
Congressional leaders also will participate in a Congressional Remembrance Ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 12.