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40 chimes for 40 heroes at the Flight 93 memorial

September 10, 2018

Dignitaries gather under a tent at the dedication of the 93-foot tall Tower of Voices on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pa. The tower contains 40 wind chimes representing the 40 people that perished in the crash of Flight 93 in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tim Grant, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

STONYCREEK, Pa. — More than 200 friends and family members of the crew and passengers who died while fighting four terrorists on United Airlines Flight 93 gathered Sunday at the Flight 93 National Memorial on a rainy day to dedicate what is believed to be the largest musical instrument in the world — the Tower of Voices.

Standing 93 feet tall, the imposing concrete tower will eventually hold 40 wind-activated chimes with unique ring tones to represent the individual voices of the 40 passengers and crew members lost on Sept. 11, 2001. The tower is built on a mound, surrounded by white pine trees at the entrance to the 2,200-acre national park.

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