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Work begins on wind chime tower at Flight 93 tower

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By The Associated Press

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The 16th anniversary of United Flight 93's crash into a Pennsylvania field during the 9/11 terror attacks will mark the beginning of the end of a $46 million effort to transform the site into a national memorial park.

Ground is being broken Sunday on the final element of the Flight 93 National Memorial, a 93-foot-tall Tower of Voices. The tower will feature 40 tubular metal wind chimes, one each for the 33 passengers and seven crew members who died.

An investigation determined four al-Qaeda hijackers crashed the plane after the passengers and crew fought to wrest control of the aircraft, preventing it from reaching Washington.

Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to take part in Monday's 9/11 observances at the crash site.

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