Visitors center to open at Flight 93 National Memorial

Brenda Vignault, a visitor to the Flight 93 crash sight, touches the Wall of Names, a feature at the Memorial that has the names of each of the victims of the crash. Sept. 9, 2015.

Rachel Duthie

It gets easier every year.

It’s something Jeremy Brigham could have never imagined saying about the death of his son, Mark Brigham, who perished amongst 40 other passengers and crew members after terrorists crashed his plane, United Airlines Flight 93, into the grassy plains of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Since his loss, Brigham returns to the area every year to honor his son’s life at the Flight 93 National Memorial’s annual Sept. 11 ceremony, where the public is invited to participate in a variety of events celebrating the heroes and victims of that day.

This year, six staff members of The Kent Stater will join the observance in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania, to capture the unique perspectives of family members, witnesses and personnel with connections to the events of 14 years ago.

The team will take a multimedia approach, packaging together video, photo and words to express each individual’s story. Throughout the day, the team will capture the moments of not only the grief but of possibility as well.

Rachel Duthie is a general assignment reporter for The Kent Stater. Contact her at [email protected].