Boehner, House members will attend memorials on Sept. 11

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) will lead a bipartisan congressional delegation to Pennsylvania on the tenth anniversary of 9/11, his office announced Friday.

Boehner will visit Shanksville, Pa., where a United 93 airliner crashed after it was hijacked on Sept. 11, 2001.

{mosads}“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,” Boehner said in a press release. “It will be my honor to attend the memorial dedication in Shanksville, and I have encouraged all members of the House to join me.”

Boehner will also send bipartisan delegations from the House to memorial services in New York City and Arlington, Va., on Sept. 11, according to the press release. House members will attend memorial services at Ground Zero and the Pentagon, the other two locations where hijacked planes crashed.

President Obama also plans to visit all three locations on Sept. 11 as part of a day of commemorative events.

Vice President Biden plans to attend the dedication of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville on Sept. 10.

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